Ramona Forever (eBook)
Ramona's third-grade year is off with a bang when Howie Kemp's rich uncle Hobart returns from abroad. From all the whispers between Mrs. Quimby and Ramona's aunt Beatrice, it's clear that the grown-ups have a secret—but whether it's to do with Uncle Hobart or Mrs. Quimby's suspicious tummy bulge remains to be seen.
Ramona has a lot on her mind: Beezus's teenage moods are driving everyone crazy, family pet Picky-picky hasn't been looking too well, and Mr. Quimby's new job offer might mean a big move. But all these worries vanish in the light of not one, but two exciting announcements.
Beverly Cleary's beloved Ramona Forever is as timeless as its title. In this new edition, with fresh, funny illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers, Ramona Geraldine Quimby is pesty, brave, blunderful, and wonderful—forever!
About the Author
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, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have also been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
Praise for Ramona Forever…
“Happy days, Ramona is back! Cleary provides laugh-out-loud scenes, memorable characters, and keen perceptions. When it comes to writing books kids love, nobody does it better.”