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Ramona and Her Father (Ramona) [Paperback]

By Beverly Cleary (Author) & Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
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When her father unexpectedly loses his job, it is up to young Ramona Quimby to come up with ways to deal with the many problems that develop. Reissue.

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Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby's world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the Quimby house, but Ramona resolves to help in any way she can--even downsizing her Christmas list. But with bills piling up and her parents constantly stressed, Ramona wonders if life will ever go back to normal.

Beverly Cleary's Newbery Honor Book depicts an average middle-class family dealing with the realities of life. With the perfect mix of humor and warmth, Ramona shines as a spirited girl with her heart set on helping.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Awards and Recognitions
Ramona and Her Father (Ramona) by Beverly Cleary & Jacqueline Rogers has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Garden State Children's Book Awards - 1980 Winner - Children's Fiction category
  • Newbery Medal - 1978 Honor Book - Children's category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Ramona and Her Father (Ramona) by Beverly Cleary & Jacqueline Rogers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Paperback Advance - 08/01/1999 page 14
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 522

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2001
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  8-12
Series  Ramona  
ISBN  0380709163  
ISBN13  9780380709168  
UPC  071001004991  

Availability  0 units.

More About Beverly Cleary & Jacqueline Rogers

Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

Beverly Cleary currently resides in Carmel, in the state of California. Beverly Cleary was born in 1916.

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1Books > Special Features > Book Clubs > Literature & Fiction > Popular Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Cleary, Beverly
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Careers
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Parents > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Siblings > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Emotions & Feelings > Fiction
9Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Humorous > Ramona
10Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

Reviews - What do customers think about Ramona and Her Father?

Memory Lane  Mar 15, 2008
This book was a trip down memory lane because i used to love these book when i was younger.
Classic Ramona!  Dec 2, 2006
After her father lost his job and her mother is forced to find one, 7-year-old Ramona begins trying to take the family's finances into her own hands...literally. She spends her days reciting various TV commercials, in the hopes of being noticed by a talent scout, when she decides to crown herself with burrs, ending less than successfully.

Ramona is also concerned about her father's health. At 7, she is painfully aware of classmates without fathers, and she is afraid that she may lose her own if he does not stop smoking.

Whether in the 1950s or today, Cleary hits the worries and joys of a seven-year-old dead on every time.
Good 4 younger kids  Dec 21, 2005
This boook is ok, but the reason I disliked it was because of the younger aged vocabulary. I am in 6th grade so the vocabulary bored me to death especially since I have an already higher reading level than a normal 6th grader. I suggest this book to grades 3 and 4 the most maybe advanced 2nd grader.
Good 4 Younger Kids  Dec 20, 2005
I really liked Ramona and her Father but I thought it was a little boring. I thought that because the reading level is lower then what I expected w/ me being a 6th grader and the fact that my reading level is already high. That is why I advise maybe grades 3 and 4 to read it; maybe advanced 2nd graders. They will enjoy this book a lot. All together I think it is a good book, but not for my age level. I really think that the way Beverly Cleary writes is funny and that 3rd and 4th graders will really enjoy it.
If only we had a million dollars...  Apr 4, 2005
Well as they say, "Money can't buy happiness". Ramona thinks it can, well it can but it doesn't have to in this case. Mr. Quimby losing his job was tough on the whole family, especially Ramona. She couldn't do anything about it if she tried. Her father let her know they're trying to be a perfect family and surely enough this reflects back to my family. When my father lost to someone else for this "government" job, it was tough on me. I wanted to get a job, raise money, anything just to see my father happy. We aren't the perfect family and neither is Ramona's. That's why I can relate so much to her.

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