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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Stockard Channing Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ramona Quimby Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062060204
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In this touching and funny story, the ebullient Ramona, feeling brave and grown-up, enters first grade. Quickly she finds that her new teacher, Mrs. Griggs, is perplexed by pupils who like to be different. Since Ramona cannot help being different, clearly the two are incompatible.

Nevertheless, Ramona can be counted on to keep things lively. Enraged when Susan copies her wise old owl prepared for Parents’ Night and receives praise for it, Ramona rebels. Overcome by guilt and no longer brave, she tries mightily thereafter to please her teacher, but Mrs. Griggs still infuriatingly reports home that Ramona lacks self-control. Only because she is a girl with “spunk,” to use her father’s word, does Ramona’s courage return.

Beverly Cleary draws here a portrait of a little girl discovering with astonishment that the way others see her is not always the way she sees herself. In contrast lie moments of emerging self-knowledge for Ramona—and of delicious hilarity for the listener.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Amusing, sound, empathic…as always.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 6/25/2011

    " It just wasn't as good as Ramona the Pest or Ramona and Beezus. It was still funny, but I didn't get that super insight to the young child's mind as I did in the other two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weena | 6/24/2011

    " My son and I enjoyed this book together. It wasn't quite as funny as Ramona the Pest, but it was still very good. My son says that he likes Ramona because she's a lot like him. I'd have to agree with it to a certain extent. Hahaha! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lafcadio | 5/28/2011

    " Never could relate fully to the extreme emotional ups and downs of Ramona, but I enjoyed reading about them nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.s.17 | 5/17/2011

    " I loved it.It was about a girl named Ramona Quimby she has a big sister named Beatrice.Ramona gets into trouble.She is almost in the first grade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 5/3/2011

    " Read with Autumn. Love Ramona -- she is such an individual and so real. Great character and relevant even now years later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 5/3/2011

    " Oh, I love the wonderful mischef Ramona gets into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/22/2011

    " Finished reading with the girls tonight. They love Ramona's antics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/17/2011

    " I love Ramona, she is cute. She isn't as brave at all, but she may be brave sometimes like when she has a new room to sleep in by herself without Beezus. I love how smart Ramona tries to be and how she embarrasses Beezus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 4/7/2011

    " I read this a while ago, but I still think it's funny. I think the Ramona series will live on for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleisha Z | 3/15/2011

    " well, first grade is tough--no wonder i do not teach it! as she loses a shoe to a dog, is bored because she knows how to read but gets in trouble because she helps davy with his work, how can you not just be sympathetic to this brave 1st grader? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/7/2011

    " I am continuing the Ramona kick. This was a book on tape. "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.