Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly ClearyRamona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary

Ramona and Her Mother

byBeverly ClearyIllustratorJacqueline Rogers

Paperback | July 6, 1999

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This warm-hearted story of a mother's love for her spirited young daughter is told beautifully by Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary.

Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her. Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus.

But with her parents' unsettling quarrels and some spelling trouble at school, Ramona wonders if growing up is all it's cracked up to be. No matter what, she'll always be her mother's little girl…right?


Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew...
Title:Ramona and Her MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.5 inPublished:July 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038070952X

ISBN - 13:9780380709526

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


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Date published: 2017-01-13
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Date published: 2016-12-12

From Our Editors

It’s common for children in working family households to feel neglected sometimes, but for the big-hearted, mischievous Ramona Quimby, the stress of her mother’s new full-time job results in a strange nervous tic that has the seven year-old’s teacher most concerned! Reluctant readers between eight and 12 enjoy the misadventures of the bubbly Ramona, reappearing in the Newbery Honor title Ramona and Her Mother by beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary.

Editorial Reviews

“Beverly Cleary is wildly popular with children.” (Washington Post Book World)