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Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Stockard Channing Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ramona Quimby Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062060211
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Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine who isn't afraid to be exactly who she is.

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to take the bus too!

Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she never was trying to be one in the first place?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Universal themes of family, school, and growing up are highlighted here as Ramona Quimby heads off to kindergarten. Unsurprisingly, she has difficulty settling into a classroom routine. Stockard Channing channels Ramona’s energy, humor, and enthusiasm to perfection, and the happy ending will calm the fears of listeners worried about the next school year.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The conjunction of belly laugh and basal emotion puts this on a par with the best in the series.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Audiobooks

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances Malone | 3/23/2018

    " I read this book as a kid and loved it. I was nervous about getting the audio version for my granddaughter and i to listen to, but i was very pleasantly surprised. Stockard Channing did a wonderful job as the narrator. My granddaughter was into it the whole time, she never got bored once. I will be purchasing more of the kids titles and Ramona books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/29/2011

    " Ramona is a bit like Junie B. Jones--she's a kindergartner who doesn't like to do what she is told and seems to get into trouble with no trouble at all. I like to read "Seat Work" where Ramona chases Davy so she can try to kiss him. This is great to read right before Valentine's Day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 6/26/2011

    " I'm reading these books with my 7 year old daughter. Cleary has an uncanny ability to portray the perspective of a pesky child. We thoroughly enjoyed the character!!








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

    " These serise of books are great! I love the pictures in the books. The book also uses lots of adjectives to describe the book! It describes how they feel and what they wasnt to do! I hope other people get to read alot of these serise of books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alondra | 6/17/2011

    " all of ramomas books are funny and intersting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/15/2011

    " I really love these books. I am enjoying sharing them with Rowan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisse | 6/14/2011

    " I thought that Ramona The Pest was hilarious.I thought that it was hilarious because she has a huge imagination and she tries to run away from kindergarten because there was a substitute teacher there. She gets found and then she ends up liking her substitute teacher. I thought it was funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/12/2011

    " It has been a while since I read the series but I remember really liking this series. Ramona's so funny! Beverly Cleary did a great job creating Ramona. -Laura:] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weena | 6/7/2011

    " My son and I enjoyed reading this together. Ramona is a hoot, and we both laughed out loud a few times. We're now on to the next book in the series, which he should be able to relate to well since he recently finished first grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 5/31/2011

    " Good for the grandkids. We all quote it. "

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

    " I originally read the Ramona books when I was in Elementary School. Now I get to read them with my own daughter! She loved this book and can't wait to hear what happens to Ramona next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 5/26/2011

    " My kids liked this book a lot and I even enjoyed this one. Ramona is very much like my four year old in personality, I think and he related to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/15/2011

    " Loved this one again. Ramona is very naughty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabelle | 5/5/2011

    " this is a really good book and its funny it takes awhile to read thoe but its still funny and so am I (smiley laughing face very funny) "

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

    " I loved this book. I also like how it describes what a child goes through in kindergarten. "

About the Author

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.