The appeal of Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary's stories about the wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby have never faded.
For generations, Ramona's adventures have continued to amuse, delight, and comfort young readers worldwide. Whether she's dealing with the horror of throwing up at school or welcoming a new sibling, Ramona does everything in her own special way.
Illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jacqueline Rogers, the final four books in the Ramona series are available in this box set: Ramona and Her Mother; Ramona Quimby, Age 8; Ramona Forever; and Ramona's World.
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, Oregon, 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. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have 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.
Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.