Ramona empieza el curso

by Beverly Cleary

Paperback, 2006



Local notes

PB Cle




HarperCollins Espanol (2006), Edition: Translation, 224 pages


The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.


National Book Award (Finalist — 1982)
Nebraska Golden Sower Award (Nominee — 1983)
Texas Bluebonnet Award (Nominee — 1984)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Fiction — 1984)


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Original publication date


Physical description

224 p.; 7.62 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member bibliophile26
Perhaps the best Ramona book of them all. My favorite scene was when Ramona and Herbie want to play "ocean" and cover themselves in blue dye.
LibraryThing member fullerl
Ramona is growing up, and part of growing up includes riding a bus to school and learning how to do her part to help the family...even if she doesn't like it. Third grade brings Ramona all sorts of new adventures, starting on the bus ride on the first day of a school when a Yard Ape type boy steals
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her new pink eraser! Things continue to happen to Ramona and it just doesn't seem fair. She has to play nicely with Willa Jean after school, a little girl who is always making mischief for which Ramona is blamed. Through it all Ramona approaches these situations with a perspective that is unique and decidedly classic Ramona. This delightful story takes the reader through the various trials and triumphs of an eight year old Ramona Quimby.
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LibraryThing member loeb001
This book is about a girl who is entering the third-grade named Ramona. She is an enthusiastic young girl who is excited to begin the third grade and start riding the bus all by herself. One thing Ramona despises though is staying at the Kemp's house everyday after school until her parents can pick
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her up. Ramona's dad has just saved up enough money to quit his job and return to school to become a teacher; therefore Ramona is doing her part to help the family squeak by. One of Ramona's worst days is when she throws up in front of the whole class, but she soon recovers and gives a report to regain her confidence. This book follows Ramona as she takes on the third-grade year.
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LibraryThing member alaa-ali
In this story . There is a girl called Ramona. She is very happy child . this story about Ramona's first day in the third grade. She was very excited to ride the bus and she loves her teacher Mrs. Whaley. And she enjoys in her cases. However, Ramona had trouble on the bus and at school with a
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bully. Then her teacher Mrs. Whaley called her a nuisance. So Ramona decides to ask her teacher about it and it out she was not calling Ramona a nuisance. When Ramona finds this out she decides she doesn't love school again and she wants to come back again
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LibraryThing member aratiel
To this day, I re-read this book every time I'm sick at home with the stomach flu.
LibraryThing member melissa_tullo
I remember buying this book from a Scholastic book fair at my school when I was in the third grade. This book is about Cleary's character of Ramona Quimby and her adventure through third grade. Her father goes back to school and has to stay with a neighbor after school while her mother is at work,
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she worries her teacher doesn't like her. There's a part where she tries to crack what she thinks is a hard-boiled on her head only to find it wasn't and literally ends up with egg on her face. I remember there's another part where she and her older sister Beezus have to make dinner for their parents so they just end up mixing things together in the kitchen like chicken and rice and yogurt and it's actually a hit. Ramona also has the stomach bug and throws up in front of her entire class. This was the part of the story that stayed with me the most because I too had a terrible stomach bug in the third grade just like Ramona and had to stay home from school. From then on this was the book to read when I was feeling sick. Ramona is not a perfect character, she doesn't behave like she's supposed to and marches to the beat of her drum. She's like any other kid and I think that makes her relatable.
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LibraryThing member h_clark
This is such a funny story that kids love. Ramona is a typical kid, though she seems to run into more trouble than the typical kid. Her life experiences are relatable and humorous to young children.
LibraryThing member sroeck
This was a fun read. My girls loved reading the Ramona books. And I can see why. The writing shows real little girls feelings and attitudes. Any 3rd grader can relate. It also shows they have real feelings and real concerns and how it is best to talk about things and ask questions. Kids are people
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too and need to discuss things in a safe environment.
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LibraryThing member justine87
This book had quick pace to it, and i really enjoyed reading. it. I love how she always seems to get herself in crazy situations.
LibraryThing member jscheper
This is a story about 8 year old Ramona Quimby. Her father is returning to school to become a teacher as Ramona goes into the third grade. She feels very grown up and short with the other little kids in the neighborhood. One day Ramona cracks what she thinks is a hard boiled egg over her head and
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is sent to the nurse. She overhears her teacher call her a nuisance and becomes sad. Feeling sorry for herself and not wanting to be a nuisance she quietly goes about life until she gets sick in class. Ramona Quimby is simply wonderful. This is a great first reader. It's really about misunderstanding and being loved, which is what all children need and crave. The illustrations add fun to this very realistic portrayal of an 8 year old girl. This would even be a great read aloud book for girls.
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LibraryThing member Johnab1288
Ramona is a third grader whose world is changing. She finds trouble at school when a new kid starts to tease her and she thinks that her teacher doesn’t like her. Her home life is also changing. Ramona’s dad starts back to school and gets a part time job, her mother makes the most money, and
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Ramona’s sister and she find themselves with new responsibilities. The changes eventually show her what a great family she has.

I love this book! Beverly Cleary was one of my favorite authors when I was younger. This is an easy to read book which is very hysterical.

1. Have the students draw their feet.
2. Have the students plan a meal using the food pyramid.
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LibraryThing member annashapiro
Ramona is now in 3rd grade and has a new teacher, Mrs. Whaley who says cool stuff like, 'you guys', and she is starting to have an eye for her obnoxious but loveable classmate, Yard Ape. Poor Ramona, who has to deal little Willa Jean while Beezus always gets out of it. And poor Ramona - in scenes
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that have haunted me for all of my childhood - cracks the raw egg on her head when her mom was supposed to have hard-boiled it! And throws up in class and Mrs. Whaley tells the class that its ok to hold their noses! Oh! The embarassment and hardships of an 8-year old girl. What a wonderful book.
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LibraryThing member jaytuck.NW
This was absolutely one of my favorites as a young girl, and I think I might have enjoyed it even more this time around as an adult. Being able to look back on those days I can clearly see why Ramona was such a identifiable character for me. I formed such a strong connection with this book that
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when I went to find a new copy to read, I actually sought out and purchased a copy from Amazon that had the same cover art I remembered so fondly from my own elementary library (not the one seen here, rather, the one where a simpler ink-line Ramona dangles from a large orange 8). I love this book, and I know I always will. I find that comforting realization to be one of the most special aspects of great children's literature. I can only hope that my own daughter will one day love Ramona's quirky conundrums as much as I have.
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LibraryThing member kscarlett01
This book is about the daily up's and down's of a young child's life. The story focuses on Ramona's journey where she is eventually lead that no matter how hectic growing up is, your family is always there. This is a great family book that focuses on the importance of family while also encouraging
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young people to read through Ramona's love of reading.
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LibraryThing member firhetrick
"You should have sad still, " said Ramona, a child that is 8 years old. Her father is studying to be an art teacher and is trying to draw his own foot. Ramona thinks she is a nucisnce after she accidentally cracked an egg on her head at at school. Her sister, that is a junior in high school, often
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picks on her.
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LibraryThing member klc400
This book is about Ramona and she thinks that being 8 is really a hard life. This is a great chapter book and is also a Newbery Honor book. That means it is a really good book if it receives that honor.
LibraryThing member CLDoyle
This book is appropriate for grades 3-6. This book has received "the Newbery Honor award. This book is about Ramona Quimby, who at age 8 is entering third grade. There are many changes happening in Ramona's life, her father goes back to college to become a teacher and her mother works at a doctor's
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office. Ramona has to go to Howie's house after school, she tries very hard to be nice to his little sister Willa Jean. Ramona is always getting blamed by Willa's grandma when Willa makes a little fuss. Life at school has its ups and downs too, Ramona is upset when she overhears her teacher, Mrs. Whaley, call her a show-off and a nuisance. After they clear their misunderstanding, Ramona feels better about school. Uses in the classroom for this would be for the students to write about a time they overheard something and got upset, or just got upset about something and if/when it was resolved how they felt after.
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LibraryThing member ericarhenry
I loved this book growing up so I had to read it again. It's about Ramona Quimby's year in the third grade and all of the trials and tribulations she endures through this year. She starts her new class and right away doesn't like her teacher very much. She has squeaky shoes and accidentally cracks
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an egg on her head, then she throws up in class. She hears her teacher say she's a show off and a nuiscance and agonizes about this throughout the book. On top of all of this, she has to play nice with annoying WIlla Jean every day after school. Beezus is in junior high so she can't help Ramona out at school. Her father is now a student and her family is struggling with money. FInally, she puts together a great book report and her teacher loves it. She confronts Mrs. Whaley about what she overheard and Mrs. Whaley explains how she didn't understand correctly. Her family decides to go out for dinner and a nice older gentleman pays for their meal because he thinks they are such a great family. Ramona ends the book feeling lucky with what she has.
This is another great one by Beverly Cleary. It's a great easy read for kids that's fun and very entertaining at the same time. I loved all of the Ramona books growing up and will be sure to pass them on to kids in my classroom.
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LibraryThing member claseliteratura
Ramona Quimby empieza el tercer grado. Ramona se enfrenta a un reto tras otro, desde lavarse la cabeza con huevos, hasta vomitar delante de toda la clase, cuando trata de demostrarle a la señora Ballenay que ella no es una 'superfastidiosa'. I read this book to my third graders, they loved it. We
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have fun reading the book and making connection between the book and my students experiences.
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LibraryThing member katykids
I read this as a child and remembered loving it but didn't really remember what it was about. Really enjoyed this book as an adult as well. There's a very lovable endearing quality about Rammona. You just want to hang out with her. :)
LibraryThing member jlowens4
In the book, "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" it is Ramona's first day in the third grade. She is very excited to ride the bus and she loves her teacher Mrs. Whaley. Ramona is having trouble on the bus and at school with a bully. Then her teacher Mrs. Whaley calls her a nuisance. So Ramona decides to ask her
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teacher about it and it out she was not calling Ramona a nuisance. When Ramona finds this out she decides she does love school again and she wants to come back again. I think that this book is a great addition to any teachers library!
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LibraryThing member spaztastic
No RC. 5Q 5P. An adorable slice of life story about the trials and tribulations of being a precocious 8-year-old girl. With the exception of a few words and phrases that are out of mode, the story and writing never feel dated and kids will probably still find that they are able to relate to the
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events and characters. Gr. 2 and up.
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LibraryThing member jkh322
5 star p
Ages 8-10
Radical change: Changing perspectives, "youth who think for themselves"
Creatives connections among young people. The events are ones that all 8 year olds deal with and happen to Ramona in such a believable, funny way.

This was always my favorite in the Ramona series.
LibraryThing member JackieHancox
Ramona is as quirky and lovable as ever in this book as she takes on the responsibility of turning eight and starting third grade. It is a humorous look at how the Quimbys pull through hard times and how Ramona gets a better sense of self through several mishaps at school. Stockard Channing is
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lovely to listen to and does an excellent job performing all the characters.
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LibraryThing member smaashthemac
This was a fun book to revisit. Ramona Quimby is a young girl who gets into all sorts of antics and troubles with her friends and by herself. It is a very early chapter book, and I remember reading these books every night with my father when I was younger. Great memories, great book; a classic.

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