Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Riding the school bus alone isn’t the only new experience making third grade exciting for Ramona Quimby. From befriending a boy called Yard Ape to delivering her book report in the style of a television commercial, Ramona’s enthusiasm for life is infectious and irresistible.
That’s not to say all is perfect. Mr. Quimby’s return to college means that the whole family must pitch in to make ends meet. Having to go to the Kemps’ house after school is Ramona’s own particular burden—especially the chore of being nice to pesky little Willa Jean Kemp. When Ramona gets sick and throws up in class, she feels as though things can’t get worse. But with all the pluck we’ve come to expect from Ramona, she emerges smiling with her head held high.
In this Newbery Honor book, reissued in Spanish with new illustrations by Tracy Dockray, Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles Ramona’s experiences and growth.