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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
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Mr. Quimby's going to college. Mrs. Quimby's going to work. Now that Ramona is eight, she can go to a new school with a new teacher and ride the bus all by herself. But after school she has to stay with Grandmother Kemp and be nice to that bratty little Willa Jean until Beezus (who's tempermental enough to ruin anyone's day) comes to take her home. Life isn't as easy for Ramona as it used to be. All the Quimbys have to adjust, and Ramona gets her chance to prove that she's "big enough for her family to depend on."
Authors: Cleary, Beverly
Statement of Responsibility: Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Title: Ramona Quimby, age 8
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2006
Edition: Reillustrated ed
Characteristics: 179, 17 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes a preview of: Ramona forever
Summary: Mr. Quimby's going to college. Mrs. Quimby's going to work. Now that Ramona is eight, she can go to a new school with a new teacher and ride the bus all by herself. But after school she has to stay with Grandmother Kemp and be nice to that bratty little Willa Jean until Beezus (who's tempermental enough to ruin anyone's day) comes to take her home. Life isn't as easy for Ramona as it used to be. All the Quimbys have to adjust, and Ramona gets her chance to prove that she's "big enough for her family to depend on."
Subject Headings: Quimby, Ramona (Fictitious character) Fiction Families Fiction
Topical Term: Quimby, Ramona (Fictitious character)
Families
Additional Contributors: Dockray, Tracy
Alternate Title: Ramona Quimby, age eight
LCCN: 2005938682
ISBN: 0688004776
9780688004774
Branch Call Number: J FIC C
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Jul 25, 2014
  • blue_monkey_1319 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good book, cute story

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

amazing book full of life and happiness

May 09, 2012
  • QLilyLunaPotter331Q rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Life of a third-grader IS tough, but no one in the real life has a life that is even more tough than Ramona!it is sooo good it deserves illustrations by tracy dockray,which should be as good as the book.PLEASE NO MORE Alan Tiegreen P.S. everything in Ramona's life has a happy ending.
-Jessie Inkwelle Collins

Jul 19, 2011
  • seejaneread rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Every child should read the Ramona books! Ramona is a great character and full of spirit. Her adventures take her through real life worries of an 8 year old and funny mishaps. I will read these again and again.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • yellow_butterfly_511 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

yellow_butterfly_511 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 09, 2014
  • red_butterfly_700 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

red_butterfly_700 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

saloma thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jun 19, 2012
  • blue_falcon_148 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The schools in Ramona Quimby's neighborhood have been reorganized, and now she gets to ride the bus to Cedarhurst Primary, where she and her fellow third graders will be the biggest kids in the school. Ramona is happy about the changes until a boy on the bus steals her new eraser, but she rises to the challenge and ends up deciding the "Yard Ape" may not be so bad, after all.
The best part of being in third grade is Sustained Silent Reading. Ramona loves getting time to read in school every day. The worst part is that she isn't sure if her teacher, Mrs. Whaley, likes her. When Ramona cracks a hard boiled egg on her head at lunch- and finds out her mother forgot to boil it- she ends up in the secretary's office with a head full of raw egg, where she overhears Mrs. Whaley describe her as a show-off and a nuisance. Even Yard Ape can't make her feel better about that. Things get worse when she throws up in class and her mother has to leave work to take her home.
Then there's the problem of spoiled Willa Jean. Every day after school Howie goes outside to ride bikes with his friends, and Ramona is forced to play baby games with her. Beezus can always say she's busy doing homework, but that doesn't work for Ramona. Clearly, though, she is growing up, as she uses her creativity to find ways to help her family by getting along.

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Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beezus: Who could ever love someone named Beezus?
Ramona Quimby: Jesus?

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ramona Quimby: [Watching a commercial, reciting the slogan] "Royal Peanut Butter: There's a bit of magic in every jar"!
Bob Quimby: Is that one of your favorites? That's the rack we gotta get you into, 'cause those TV kids make millions.
Ramona Quimby: Beezus, do you think I could be in a commercial like that?
Beezus: [Fixing Ramona's hair with a curling iron] Sure, you'd make a great frog.
Ramona Quimby: Hey!
Beezus: Hold still. I'm almost done.
Ramona Quimby: It's picture-perfect, right?
Beezus: Let's be realistic, Ramona. This is a curling iron, not a magic wand.
[She puts the curling iron down and holds up a mirror for Ramona to see what her new hairdo looks like]
Beezus: But, all things considered, I'd say you've never looked better.
Ramona Quimby: I love it! Thanks, Beezus!

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bob Quimby: So, Beezus, suppose I told you that when I pulled up by the house tonight I saw your old buddy Henry staring at it like he left something important inside of it.
Dorothy Quimby: Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in a while. Isn't he the boy that used to eat dirt in the backyard?
Bob Quimby: Yeah.
Beezus: He doesn't do that anymore!
Bob Quimby: Ooh, if I didn't know better, I'd say somebody's got a crush.
Beezus: Can we please talk about something else?
Dorothy Quimby: Well, there is that dance coming up. Maybe he wants to ask you to it.
Bob Quimby: Well, if he's gonna ask my daughter to dance, he better have some moves. Can the old dirt-eater do this?
[Mr. Quimby starts dancing very badly. Ramona and Mrs. Quimby laugh]
Beezus: [Embarrassed. Playfully throws a towel at Mr. Quimby] Oh, I hope not! Stop! Mom!

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Howie Kemp: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Howie Kemp: We saw your underpants!

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beezus: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Beezus: Every princess needs a little sparkle.

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bob Quimby: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Bob Quimby: Why don't we draw the longest picture ever?

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beezus: [From Trailer] Ramona, you're your own person. You don't care about coloring inside the lines.
Ramona Quimby: It really depends on the picture.

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mrs. Meacham: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Mrs. Meacham: I hope you are enjoying third grade. You may be here for a while.

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Henry Huggins: [From Trailer] But, she keeps you on your toes.
Beezus: You are so welcome to borrow her for, like, ten years.

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