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Beezus and Ramona

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Beezus and Ramona

By Beverly Cleary; Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)

HarperFestival, Paperback, 9780061914614, 183pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010


Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn't always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be...especially when Ramona threatens to ruin Beezus's birthday party. Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary delivers a humorous tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. Both the younger and older siblings of the family will enjoy this book.

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Praise For Beezus and Ramona

“Ramona’s adventures ring as true as the recess bell.”
-New York Times

Friday, Jul 23, 2010

Ramona has been making trouble ever since the 1950s, when she first appeared in print. Now she's the focus of a new movie, Ramona and Beezus. In a revival of NPR's 'In Character' series, Elizabeth Blair takes a look at Beverly Cleary's most beloved creation. More at

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