Book – Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Revisiting a classic book. 🙂

Sarah's Notebook

This is another children’s book I was re-reading via audio book. While the Ramona books are often seen as a series by itself, they are actually part of a much bigger series about the children of the neighborhood. As the children are born and grow up they have books from their point of view. As they “age out,” Cleary picks another character and that character takes on the point of view of the next book. Cleary switches her main character between sexes and families, but like recurring characters on a soap, neighborhood people keep appearing in a through line in the story. This series is a unique achievement in children’s books and a brilliant compromise between writing different characters and keeping a series.

This was one of that was read to me in my Third Grade classroom. I liked it so much I bought another book from the series in…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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