Ramona the Brave by Beverly ClearyRamona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Brave

byBeverly ClearyIllustratorJacqueline Rogers

Paperback | July 15, 1999

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Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles the ups and downs of elementary school woes. This is perfect for fans of Clementine.

For a girl as enthusiastic about life as Ramona, starting the first grade should be easy! But with a teacher who doesn't understand her, a tattletale classmate, and a scary dog who follows her on the walk home from school, Ramona has a hard time acting like the big girl everyone expects her to be. But when she shows up to school with a missing shoe, Ramona gets a fresh grip on her courage in order to make it through a mortifying situation.


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 the BraveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380709597

ISBN - 13:9780380709595

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Worth Reading A perfect book for a six year old. It captures the essence of being a child in early elementary. Relatable, funny, and oh, how I love the way in which the teachers and parents talk to the children in all of the Ramona books -- we can all stand a reminder of how children need us to speak to them at times :)
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Love the Ramona series. She is a riot. Great books especially for younger readers.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Ramona book! Very enjoyable read for young kids, I loved it!
Date published: 2017-04-19

From Our Editors

That lovable scamp Ramona Quimby is back in a story any young child can relate to! Now that Ramona’s a first-grader and even has her own bedroom, she’s resolved to be as brave as possible in Ramona the Brave. But with her mother away at a new job and a new teacher with whom Ramona doesn’t quite see eye-to-eye, being brave is a lot harder than the determined six-year-old envisioned! Middle readers enjoy the continuing adventures of Ramona in this IRA Children’s Choice title by Newbery Medallist Beverly Cleary.