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Extended Audio Sample Ramona the Brave, by Beverly Cleary Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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