Walking With Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland by Laura O. FosterWalking With Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland by Laura O. Foster

Walking With Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland

byLaura O. Foster

Paperback | June 10, 2016

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Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary's Portland. With this charming guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed. You'll see the grocery parking lot where Ramona got stuck in the mud, the park lawn where Henry Huggins hunted nightcrawlers, and the real Portland street that became Klickitat Street, their fictional home. Beverly Cleary's Portland was much different than the Portlandia of today.Walking with Ramona brings to life what that 1920s and 1930s Portland was like for the 'girl from Yamhill' who went on to become an internationally beloved children's book author. Characters like Ramona and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, and Ellen and Austine come to life on this hour-long walking route through the Northeast Portland neighborhood where Beverly grew up.An almost 3-mile walk or bike ride around Northeast Portland, plus other Oregon destinations.
Laura O. Foster writes about the Pacific Northwest. Her Portland-based books explore the city's geology, architecture, neighborhoods, and human and natural history. She lives in Portland, OR with her family.
Title:Walking With Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's PortlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.75 × 5.25 × 0.39 inPublished:June 10, 2016Publisher:Microcosm PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1621067416

ISBN - 13:9781621067412

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Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise forWalking with RamonaHugely impressive, absolutely enriching, and downright inspiring. Kudos to Laura for writing a book that would make Ramona proud!" -Bart King,The Big Book of Boy Stuff,The Big Book of Girl Stuff, andAn Architectural Guidebook to Portland"Ramona would be amazed by this book! I love seeing where she lived and learned." -Ginnie Cooper, former Multnomah County Librarian and resident of Klickitat StreetPraise for other walking guides by Laura O. Foster"Skillfully combines neighborhood history and architectural description with keen observations guaranteed to capture a walker's imagination." -The Oregonian"Foster makes each entry come alive with historical background and keenly drawn observations." -Alice Joyce,Booklist"An ideal guide, full of fun information." -SciTech Book News "