Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly ClearyRamona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

byBeverly ClearyIllustratorJacqueline Rogers

Paperback | July 6, 1999

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In this special reissue of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull! 

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 Quimby, Age 8Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.42 inPublished:July 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380709562

ISBN - 13:9780380709564

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a young girl Purchased this for my daughters 8 year old friend....Great age group for this book series.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great brings back memories from my childhood
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it! It was a great book and great for those just starting to read chapter books.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough Couldn't get enough of Ramona's adventures when I read these books as an 8 year old myself. Loved it!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Great book for young readers.easybto realate to
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Love her books, very well written. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book i really enjoyed reading about ramona's silly adventures! very funny book.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ramona Quimby, Age 8 This is a great book, and while reading it I found so many similarities between my much younger self and the main character. Cleary does a wonderful job of relating how the young Ramona views the world around her, whether at her school or home. I can remember the different fads at my school and my own attempts at getting out of the holes I'd accidentally dug for myself. If you enjoy this book, may I also recommend Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse.
Date published: 1999-10-09

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Ramona can’t understand it! She’s an impressive eight years old -- old enough to help Beezus make the dinner and take the bus by herself -- even old enough to deal with that irritating Willa Jean. But Ramona’s teacher called her a ‘nuisance.’ What’s the proud third-grader doing wrong? Beverly Cleary’s immortal Ramona Quimby is a middle reader’s favourite, experiencing situations eight to 12-year-olds are only too familiar with. Cleary writes another Newbery Honor winner in Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

Editorial Reviews

"Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone."-- "Kirkus Reviews"