Beezus has about had it with her little sister Ramona. Sometimes she doesn't even love her, which makes her feel like a terrible person. With Ramona around there is never a dull moment.
Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy. It is not that Ramona deliberately sets out to make trouble for other people. She simply has more imagination than is healthy for any one person.In this book Ramona and her imagination really come into their own. Starting with a fairly mild encounter with the librarian, which is harder on Beezus than anyone else, Ramona goes from strength to strength, winding up by inviting her entire kindergarten class to a part at her home without mentioning it to her mother. The riot that ensues is probably the most hilarious episode in this extremely funny book, which proves that Mrs. Cleary's imagination is almost as lively as Ramona's.
Leigh writes to an author, Mr. Henshaw as he struggles with being the new kid in town and as he deals with his parents going through a divorce.
I'm Ellen Tebbits, and goodness, the trouble I get into. You'll think it's very funny (most kids do!) But I don't. Did YOU ever pretend that you could ride a horse -- and then have to ride one? Did YOU ever try to do the right steps in your ballet class when your underwear was slipping???? Did YOU . . . No, I'm not going to tell you anymore. Read all about me yourself,
Even though Emily lives in a small town there is always something happening. Emily's imagination provides some of her adventures.
Jane Purdy is 15 and tired of babysitting bratty Sandra Norton, but then a cute delivery boy stops by the Nortons. Before she can blink, he's asking her out for dates in his pickup truck.
Beverly Cleary's memoirs of growing up on a farm and then in Portland, Oregon as she develops into a writer.
The feet of twins Janet and Jimmy haven't "grown up" enough for new shoes, so they get bright red boots instead.
All Henry Huggins wants is his own bicycle to ride up and down the street, but no matter how hard he tries, he ends up with too much trouble and not enough money! Then Beezus has an idea...Seehow hey worktogethe to solve Henrr'spoble.
If Ribsy can behave himself for 2 months, Henry can go on a fishing trip with Mr. Huggins. Henry thinks this will be easy, but he didn't bargain on Ribsy's unstoppable nose for trouble!
For Henry Huggins and his friends Robert and Murph, a clubhouse is a place where they can do as they please, without being bothered by girls. The sign that says NO GIRLS ALLOWED -- THIS MEANS YOU especially means Ramona Quimby. Lately Ramona has been following Henry on his newspaper route, embarrassing him in front of Henry's customers. The day Ramona follows Henry to the clubhouse, she wants to teach him girls aren't so bad, but she almost puts an end to his newspaper career forever.
Henry sets out to show that he's capable of having a paper route, but he meets many obstacles. Ramona the pest saves the day.
Henry Huggins had been wishing for some excitement in his life. He never thought it would come from a lost, hungry dog with big brown eyes, that just begged for his ice cream.
Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. In this irresistible boy's adventures, children everywhere see themselves.During one unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, readers will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street--including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona--and enjoy lots of funny happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming book is a classic!
Janet creates envy in her twin brother Jimmy by hoarding special treasures in her crib, until the arrival of real beds remind them that they are both growing up.
Jean Jarrett is astonished when handsome, popular senior Johnny asks her to dance. Jean wishes she was more graceful and didn't wear glasses, then maybe people would stop staring at her.
Shelley is spending the winter in California where the flowers are blooming in November. She's about to discover the magic of falling in love too!
A young boy who throws caution and the Motor Vehicle Code to the wind during a reckless motorcycle ride is brought to his senses by a Highway Patrol officer.
Even though they're twins, Mitch and Amy are very different from each other.
Summary: A young mouse named Ralph looked out of his mousehole in Room 215 of the Mountain View Inn. The new tenant of the room, a boy was playing with his motor cycle, just the right size for the mouse. Ralph could hardly wait till the boy left the room.
"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall - right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle ... almost anything can happen!
Maggie, a feisty third-grader, refuses to learn how to read or write cursive writing.
The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill, a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel. Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascination story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look at her life and a writing career that spans three generations, continuing to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.
The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill , a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel. Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascinating story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look at her life and a writing career that spans three generations, continuing to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.
There's never a dull moment at school with Otis around! And that means trouble for everyone else, especially neat and well-behaved Ellen Tebbits.
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