Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Book - 2006
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Ramona at 7 1/2 sometimes feels discriminated against by being the youngest in the family.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2006, c1981.
Edition: Reillustrated ed.
ISBN: 9780062040510
Characteristics: 179, 17 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dockray, Tracy
Alternative Title: Ramona Quimby, age eight.


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Jun 04, 2019

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Aug 26, 2012

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red_butterfly_700 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

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Jun 19, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: Who could ever love someone named Beezus?
Ramona Quimby: Jesus?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Ramona Quimby: [Watching a commercial, reciting the slogan] "Royal Peanut Butter: There's a bit of magic in every jar"!
Bob Quimby: Is that one of your favorites? That's the rack we gotta get you into, 'cause those TV kids make millions.
Ramona Quimby: Beezus, do you think I could be in a commercial like that?
Beezus: [Fixing Ramona's hair with a curling iron] Sure, you'd make a great frog.
Ramona Quimby: Hey!
Beezus: Hold still. I'm almost done.
Ramona Quimby: It's picture-perfect, right?
Beezus: Let's be realistic, Ramona. This is a curling iron, not a magic wand.
[She puts the curling iron down and holds up a mirror for Ramona to see what her new hairdo looks like]
Beezus: But, all things considered, I'd say you've never looked better.
Ramona Quimby: I love it! Thanks, Beezus!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: So, Beezus, suppose I told you that when I pulled up by the house tonight I saw your old buddy Henry staring at it like he left something important inside of it.
Dorothy Quimby: Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in a while. Isn't he the boy that used to eat dirt in the backyard?
Bob Quimby: Yeah.
Beezus: He doesn't do that anymore!
Bob Quimby: Ooh, if I didn't know better, I'd say somebody's got a crush.
Beezus: Can we please talk about something else?
Dorothy Quimby: Well, there is that dance coming up. Maybe he wants to ask you to it.
Bob Quimby: Well, if he's gonna ask my daughter to dance, he better have some moves. Can the old dirt-eater do this?
[Mr. Quimby starts dancing very badly. Ramona and Mrs. Quimby laugh]
Beezus: [Embarrassed. Playfully throws a towel at Mr. Quimby] Oh, I hope not! Stop! Mom!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Howie Kemp: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Howie Kemp: We saw your underpants!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Beezus: Every princess needs a little sparkle.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Bob Quimby: Why don't we draw the longest picture ever?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer] Ramona, you're your own person. You don't care about coloring inside the lines.
Ramona Quimby: It really depends on the picture.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Mrs. Meacham: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Mrs. Meacham: I hope you are enjoying third grade. You may be here for a while.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Henry Huggins: [From Trailer] But, she keeps you on your toes.
Beezus: You are so welcome to borrow her for, like, ten years.


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Jun 04, 2019

These book is quite good and I laugh what I read. Many thanks very nicely to author for such good reading. Many peoples old and youth can read this. I recommend it a lot. 😊

Apr 12, 2018

The Ramona Quimby series was a favorite of mine growing up. The books are filled with relatable and fabulously fun stories that kids 8-12 can enjoy over and over.

Jul 25, 2014

Good book, cute story

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

amazing book full of life and happiness

Jul 19, 2011

Every child should read the Ramona books! Ramona is a great character and full of spirit. Her adventures take her through real life worries of an 8 year old and funny mishaps. I will read these again and again.

Dec 27, 2010

Life of a third-grader IS tough, but no one in the real life has a life that is even more tough than Ramona!it is sooo good it deserves illustrations by tracy dockray,which should be as good as the book.PLEASE NO MORE Alan Tiegreen P.S. everything in Ramona's life has a happy ending.
-Jessie Inkwelle Collins


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

The schools in Ramona Quimby's neighborhood have been reorganized, and now she gets to ride the bus to Cedarhurst Primary, where she and her fellow third graders will be the biggest kids in the school. Ramona is happy about the changes until a boy on the bus steals her new eraser, but she rises to the challenge and ends up deciding the "Yard Ape" may not be so bad, after all.
The best part of being in third grade is Sustained Silent Reading. Ramona loves getting time to read in school every day. The worst part is that she isn't sure if her teacher, Mrs. Whaley, likes her. When Ramona cracks a hard boiled egg on her head at lunch- and finds out her mother forgot to boil it- she ends up in the secretary's office with a head full of raw egg, where she overhears Mrs. Whaley describe her as a show-off and a nuisance. Even Yard Ape can't make her feel better about that. Things get worse when she throws up in class and her mother has to leave work to take her home.
Then there's the problem of spoiled Willa Jean. Every day after school Howie goes outside to ride bikes with his friends, and Ramona is forced to play baby games with her. Beezus can always say she's busy doing homework, but that doesn't work for Ramona. Clearly, though, she is growing up, as she uses her creativity to find ways to help her family by getting along.


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