Ramona the Pest by Beverly ClearyRamona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest

byBeverly ClearyIllustratorJacqueline Rogers

Paperback | July 6, 1999

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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?

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 PestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.42 inPublished:July 6, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380709546

ISBN - 13:9780380709540

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great book. Loved it. Great for those just starting to read chapter books.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny! I read this book when I was very young and I was so eager to get to the next chapter!! Great, entertaining read for kids.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny book Funny story for kids as they start school. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ramona in kindergarten Ramona's first book that she narrates. She is a child in kindergarten, who idolizes her teacher, but is really a bit of a 'pest' in the class - to her unrequited love, the girl with the curls, and others. Fun! Can use as a readaloud to Grades 1 and up, or if children can read on their own, good for 7+.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Oh Ramona, Ramona... how you captivated my childhood. I read these books as a kid. While I always loved Henry Higgins the most, Ramona is a fun, silly girl. I truly recommend these books.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have you ever been misunderstood? Ramona is an energetic five year old who is trying to deal with a new experience - KINDERGARTEN! This story is remarkably true to the ideas and feelings of children. The novel chronicles Ramona's first days of kindergarten which makes it an excellent book to read to yougsters who are about to enter school. Children ages 7-11 who can read books to themselves also enjoy this book as it is easy to identify with the misunderstandings that make Ramona appear to be a "pest" to those around her.
Date published: 2001-06-07

From Our Editors

The ongoing adventures of Ramona Quimby are a delight for middle graders aged eight to 12. The little imp’s escapades are mischievous, but warmly real, which is especially appealing to reluctant readers. In this acclaimed title by popular Ramona creator and Newbery Medallist Beverly Cleary, Ramona endures the trials and tribulations of her first day in kindergarten and the start of life at school! With humour and understanding, Ramona the Pest touches on the fear and the fun involved in meeting new friends and learning.

Editorial Reviews

"La molestosa hermanita de Beezus, Ramona, ya tiene edad para ir al kindergarten. Resulta que allva y las extraordinariamente c micas aventuras no se dejan esperar". (Top of the News, ALA)