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Title : Ramona the Brave
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ISBN : 9780192751072
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Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Ramona the Brave Reviews

  • ABC
    2019-04-08 05:12

    Beverly Cleary really knows the way kids think. She nails it on the head.The million dollar question is: Did Susan really copy or was it just some sort of freaky coincidence? I often wondered this when I was a kid, but now rereading it I think Cleary implies that Susan probably did copy.As a kid, I thought that Ramona must have grown up in an extremely tame household if she did not know any truly bad words. Still, it was pretty funny.On another note, I think this book is where Cleary breaks away into more modern storytelling. The books prior to this had stay at home moms and a ninety fifties feel. This book uses the word "liberated" and Ramona's mom gets a job. In the original books, this book had brand new illustrations, more modern, I guess. When I was a kid and found this book on my brother's bookshelf, I was confused because the illustrations were so radically different than the sweet ones in the previous books. Nevertheless, I read the book and I remember loving it. Ramona's got spunk!

  • Kellyn Roth
    2019-04-22 07:05

    Ah, the woes of a six-year-old! :)

  • Raevyn Oswald
    2019-03-31 05:57

    Good! I wish I’d read this when I was in the target audience, but what can you do? *shrugs* At least it still holds a decent amount of appeal, even to a teen like me. :)

  • Skylar Burris
    2019-03-31 04:59

    I recall loving the Ramona books as a child (I think I was about 9 when I read them), but I really appreciated re-reading this one as an adult and as the mother of a child of my own. Beverly Cleary knows how to climb inside the head of a six-year-old girl, a six-year-old girl that in many way resembles my own six-year-old girl. Reading Ramona the Brave reminded me for a moment of what it’s like to be a child, of how dramatic little things seem, of how little adults seem to understand and appreciate the seriousness of these matters, and it made me feel more sympathy for my daughter and her childhood trials. I think I had as much fun reading it as she had listening to it.

  • J.M. Hushour
    2019-04-19 06:13

    Ramona Quimby, 1st grader supremo, doesn't need to worry about lockdowns, ISIS, or overly indulgent parents! Her greatest worry is the dog eating her shoe the next street over when she walks to school. Alone. You read that right.I love these darn books. They're an invocation of a time when being a kid meant being afraid of oozing boneless gorillas instead of the brown people moving into your gated community and when it was okay to hate your sibling and everyone would have a good laugh about local disaster.Forget all that Hunger Games crap, kids--Ramona is way more fun and relevant (or should be) and there's little-to-no death and starvation.

  • Claudia
    2019-04-09 07:16

    I have never read any of the RAMONA books...I checked the copyright and realized why...1975. Cleary started writing these when my first child was an infant and youngster...I missed them, and never read them to him. So, Ramona is a new treat.I feel for Ramona...she looks at worksheets and over thinks all the answers. She builds stories from the scenarios, and then she chooses the 'wrong' answer, but she has elaborate reasons why her answer is right.She values her creativity and feels deeply when others co-opt her creativity. She cares about justice, and it bothers her when with world is not just.She and I would have been great friends...But I'm not as brave as Ramona is.What a wonderful voice...what an infectious character.

  • Sarah Nessler
    2019-04-01 03:59

    What a quirky young girl Ramona is. She feels that no one understands her and that is why she gets into trouble. Full of imagination and wonder I am sure being in Ramona's world is kind of like Alice and Wonderland, quite a different world. There is nothing she can't do until she talks herself out of it. Now in first grade she regrets moving on because she is not as thrilled with her current teacher. Her kindergarten teacher understood her a lot more and was more sensitive to her needs. And as always Beezus continues to call her a pest. I loved this series growing up it always put a smile on my face.

  • Blake
    2019-04-16 06:13

    “Ramona the Brave” by Beverly Cleary is a children’s novel and is the third book in the Ramona series. Ramona Quimby is the youngest in her family, and desperately wants to grow up. One day, Ramona decides to stick up for her older sister, Beatrice Quimby. A bunch of boys were picking on Beatrice and calling her names like “Beezus Jesus.” Ramona thought Beatrice would be happy that she stood up for her, but instead Beatrice was upset and embarrassed. She was more upset at Ramona for standing up for her than she was at the boys. When school starts in the fall, Ramona is in first grade and she is learning to read. She is convinced that her teacher doesn’t like her. During a school activity, Ramona sees a girl who is not her friend, copying her owl design. The teacher sees Susan’s owl before Ramona’s and shows it off to the class. Ramona was very angry and she ruined both their owls. Her teacher made Ramona apologize to Susan in front of the entire class. On her way to school one day, Ramona is chased by a big dog. She takes off her shoe and throws it at the dog. The dog runs away with her shoe, and she is forced to walk to school with one shoe. Ramona’s teacher picks her to lead the flag salute, and notices she is only wearing one shoe. When Ramona’s shoe is returned, the school secretary comments on Ramona’s bravery while dealing with the dog, which is how she got the nickname “Ramona the Brave.”The main character in this children’s novel is Ramona Quimby. She is a first grader, who wants to grow up. She wants to be brave and help her sister. A few minor characters in the book are Beatrice Quimby, Ramona’s older sister, whom she fights with a lot and shares a room with for half the book. The setting is in modern day time. The story begins in the summer and progresses into the school year, when she’s starting first grade. There is not any information about where the story takes place, only what has been already stated. The theme of this book is bravery. Ramona is brave when she stands up for her older sister, but she loses her bravery when she gets upset at Susan and tears up bowl owls. At the end of the novel Ramona gains back her bravery while dealing with the big dog on her way to school, and having to deal with only one shoe for most of the day. I would recommend this book to children who enjoy reading. The children’s novel was good and was a very easy read. This book has a good message on being brave and shows some jealousy. I think children would enjoy listening to this book even if they can’t read. I would rate this book a four out of five because it had a good message. Most kids would enjoy reading this series.

  • Ciara
    2019-04-16 07:03

    one of my favorite things about this book is the way it kind of shows its age with mrs. quimby's job. she starts working as a receptionist in a doctor's office to help pay for the new addition the quimbys have put on their house (a third bedroom so beezus & ramona don't have to share anymore). the girls are kind of dazzled by the idea of their mother working. beezus even says, "you're going to be a liberated woman." hahaha!i also wonder if this book is the source of my life-long antipathy toward dogs. i don't remember having strong feels about dogs one way or another when i was really little, but i gradually started liking them less & less (even though we always had at least one when i was a kid) until now, when i really can't stand them. ramona goes to school a new way in one chapter & is menaced by a big unattended dog. she takes her new shoe off & throws it at him & then has to go to school with only one shoe. i also love the chapter where the kids make paper bag owls for parents night, & susan copies ramona's owl. god, i totally remember how important that stuff seems when you're little. beverly cleary is so good at conjuring up these unique childhood feelings.

  • Angie
    2019-03-29 05:53

    Ramona the Brave is when I really started loving the Ramona series. It's also when the series became "modern". Ramona's mom goes back to work full-time and Ramona has a tough time adjusting to first grade. The one thing I love most about Beverly Cleary is that she really knows how to write children in a realistic way. Great read!

  • Cristi-Lael
    2019-04-13 08:19

    Re-read December 2015: This was adorable, as expected. Cleary really explains well how a child's mind works.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-03-31 10:16

    Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3), Beverly Cleary عنوان: رامونای شجاع شجاع ؛ نوشته: بورلی کلی یری؛ مترجم: پروین علیپور، نشر: افق

  • Melissa Coyle
    2019-04-20 09:15

    Love these books!

  • Marinda
    2019-04-18 05:01

    This is the third time I've read this book, and the first time reading it with my daughter. I'm grateful to Ramona for helping me understand how to teach the concept of being "brave" to my kindergartener. Many of the challenges that Ramona faces in this book are ones that my daughter has encountered over the past few months: schoolwork getting harder, grown-ups misunderstanding you, siblings and friends always having something that is somehow more or better than what you have. And, dogs! Dogs can be terrifying! Ramona has taught us that sometimes being brave means being yourself. Sometimes it means having the courage to explain your point of view to someone who may not understand. Sometimes it means trying new things. Sometimes it means falling asleep in a dark room all by yourself. We can all stand to be a little braver, and a little bit more like Ramona Q.

  • Holly Splawn
    2019-04-22 10:55

    Beverly Clearly has made me cry again. She’s three for three at making me cry from a Ramona book. Ramona is so relatable. I can deeply empathize with her.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-17 10:15

    I so prefer the older editions with the original illustrations. The newer art just doesn't do much for me.

  • Alicia
    2019-03-29 09:53

    The emotional complexity of the Ramona stories as she grows up are fantastic.

  • Ericka Clouther
    2019-04-18 02:54

    Ramona is now in first grade and 6 years old. This is a lot like #2, Ramona the Pest, except that Ramona is clearly more mature now. Ramona’s friendship with Howie has developed from book #2. I liked this one but not quite as much as #2.

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    2019-04-09 08:05

    Trying to get inside a first-grader's head is not easy -- explaining all those thoughts and actions that often manifest as simple "irrationality" to us adults -- but I thought Beverly Cleary did a good job of it here. I enjoy Ramona more as an older character, but this was still a funny and interesting story of her time adjusting to first grade, with its conflicts, fears, and bravery.

  • Lydia
    2019-03-26 10:17

    it was better than the second one.But it was okay.But i`m actually not sure if it was better than the second or not ya know.............i don`t know.

  • Melyssa
    2019-03-25 08:12

    I read this for a reading challenge prompt to read a childhood favorite. Beverly Cleary captured the mind of a first grade child so well. The story is fun, and there's even some dramatic tension. Will Ramona get in trouble? Will she concur her fears? Will she win over the teacher? It was a nice stress reliever to revisit this book. I reread the first two last year, and I'm sure I'll work my way through the rest of the series. I still love Ramona!

  • Michelle
    2019-03-25 09:52

    Ramona Quimby is the best and Beverly Cleary is the best and I love them both with my whole heart. What I love best about Ramona (and this is true throughout the Ramona books): She has so many feelings but because she's young, she doesn't know how to express them all the time in the best manner. And her family is so wonderful about it. Not babying her, but trying to understand her. So real! So endearing! From the chapter 'Ramona Says a Bad Word':After a moment Mrs. Quimby said quietly, "Go ahead, Ramona, and say the bad word if it will make you feel any better."Ramona clenched her fists and took a deep breath. "Guts!" she yelled. "Guts! Guts! Guts!" There. That should show them. Unfortunately, Ramona's family was not shocked and horrified as Ramona had expected. They laughed. All three of them laughed. They tried to hide it, but they laughed."It isn't funny!" shouted Ramona. "Don't you dare laugh at me!" Bursting into tears, she threw herself face down on the couch. She kicked and pounded the cushions with her fists. Everyone was against her. Nobody liked her. Even the cat did not like her. They room was silent, and Ramona had the satisfaction of knowing she had stopped their laughing. She heard responsible old Beezus go to her room to do her responsible old homework. Her parents continued to sit in silence, but Ramona was past caring what anyone did. She cried harder than she ever had cried in her life. She cried until she was limp and exhausted. Then Ramona felt her mother's hand on her back. "Ramona," she said gently, "what are we going to do with you?"With red eyes, a swollen face, and a streaming nose, Ramona sat up and glared at her mother. "Love me!" Her voice was fierce with hurt. Shocked at her own words, she buried her face in the pillow. She had no tears left."Dear heart," said Mrs. Quimby. "We do love you."Tears, people. Haven't we all felt like Ramona at some point? And mothers. Mrs. Quimby is such a wonderful mother, and I love my mother, and I love being a mother, and just tears.

  • Irene
    2019-04-02 08:59

    Up until now, we've been reading Ramona books illustrated by Tracy Dockray. I really like her drawings because they do such a great job of conveying the emotions of each character - from elation to concern to anger. Illustrations definitely add to the story, helping Isabelle to put a greater context around the words being read.Since we're going through the series by borrowing books from the library, we read whatever editions are available. With this book, for the first time, we encountered a different illustrator - Alan Tiegreen. I thought Isabelle might not like the change, but she told me that in school, her teacher reads books illustrated by yet another person, who turned out to be Jacqueline Rogers. This is great! I personally prefer Tracy Dockray's pictures because Alan Tiegreen's drawings look, well, not so cute. :P But they do do an equally good job of bringing the story to life, and I love that Isabelle is seeing different interpretations of the same characters.In Ramona the Brave, Ramona is in first grade, just like Isabelle! Ramona begins to learn a few things about people and relationships - other people may sometimes behave in ways that belittle you, and some people (like teachers) may misinterpret situations in such a way as to misunderstand you completely. Poor Ramona! I really felt for her in this book. I think every person has some strong memory of being misunderstood as a child. Interestingly, while I focused on the emotions and the possible take-away lessons, Isabelle said her favorite thing about this book was the brick factory game that Ramona played with Howie. How typical! :) The parent tries to emphasize some worthy lesson, but the child really just wants to enjoy the story. :P

  • 2017charlottec
    2019-04-23 08:55

    Ramona the Brave, by Beverly Cleary is a really good book for those who tries to act brave. This book is mainly about a first grader named Ramona. She likes to think that she's brave and never afraid, but it turns out that sometimes people think she's just plain embarrassing, followed by her older sister Beezus, who gets moreThere were a lot of times when she was humiliated, such as when Ramona embarrased her sister in the park and when she told everyone that someone chopped a hole in her house, bevause she got a new room. But there are also times where Ramona doesn't feel brave, such as when she was scared because their might be a boneless gorilla oozing under the door ready to get her. But she was fearless, right? So she didn't say anything. So one day, brave Ramona decided to go a different way to school. But on the way there, she met and big, growling dog that ran off with her shoe. When she got to school, during the pleadge of allegience, Mrs. Griggs asked why she only had one shoe, so Ramona had to confess. This time, the class actually didn't humiliate her and thought that she was brave. I think that this book really good for those who need help in confidence, because Ramona takes a lot of risks and even if it doesn't go right, that doesn't stop her from being brave! That can be you too! This book gives good examples of someone trying to be brave. So if you need to really gain confidence, this is has a lot of tips to help you and this is definately the book for you! :)

  • Darlene
    2019-03-29 03:05

    I read this book aloud to my daughters.In the third book of the Ramona Quimby series, Ramona has entered first grade. She realizes that it is much different than kindergarten, and she finds it a little bit frightening and misses her kindergarten teacher, Miss Binney.Although initially excited at having her very own bedroom, Ramona finds that her room can be a scary place at night. I had to laugh as I remembered doing the exact same thing when I was a child: Standing in the doorway and turning off the light and then taking a flying leap to the bed so that the monsters underneath could not grab my ankles! I could always relate to Ramona's feelings when I was a child, and I know that my kids can relate to her as well.I love how Cleary shows in her books that it is okay for kids to be frightened. The world can be a scary place for someone so little, and it is reassuring for kids to read that other kids their age have the same fears.Cleary books are timeless! The issues and fears that Ramona has are just as relevant today as they were 36 years ago when the book was first written.My girls can't wait to find out what happens next in the series!

  • Connie
    2019-04-11 07:14

    Beverly Cleary has a real gift. Although her books span a period of decades, they all read as though they were written today. There's a few odd details in some of them, but mostly they rely on good storytelling and... well, very real-seeming children.This is the story of Ramona's first grade year. Her struggles sound authentically, well, first grade. She has to deal with a copycat neighbor... and then she has to deal with the fallout of acting without thinking. She doesn't think her teacher LIKES her (and we all know how important that is when you're six)! Her room is too dark and she's alone.It's a good book, very real. I especially love the final chapter, where poor Ramona lost her shoe on her way to school. She'd just spent the chapter BEFORE detailing that she KNEW her teacher didn't like her because she never got to lead the Pledge, and now... well... I almost couldn't read it to my nieces, we were all laughing so hard *knowing* she was going to be called on this time, with one shoe off and one shoe on.

  • Sujatha Sankaran
    2019-04-22 09:05

    My four and a half year old daughter Maya and I had a blast reading this together! I was at turns astonished by the timelessness of Beverly Cleary's descriptions of childhood and nostalgic at the simplicity of the kids' lives (when compared to the over-scheduled, smartphone- and social media-infested current reality). This book is so fun...Maya and I both let out an audible gasp when Ramona called Susan stinky in front of the whole class, then both burst out laughing. Some parts feel outmoded (like the disruption that Mrs. Quimby getting a part time job causes--which actually prompted Maya to ask "why wouldn't she go to work?", clearly a testament to her experience with two working parents). But overall this is a wonderful read, and I enjoyed it almost as much as I did when I was a kid. I'll probably wait a bit before I read Maya the next one (as the themes get more advanced in some of the later books) but I look forward to it.

  • Sam
    2019-04-24 08:20

    When Ramona was in the room with Beezus, she did not feel scared because she was with somebody. But when she got a new room, she was scared because she wasn't with somebody. I thought I would do that, too, if I were in a room alone. Sometimes I get nervous in my room when it's dark and I'm alone. Probably when my brother and I are in rooms together, I will feel safer.There was also a big dog in the story that Ramona faced. She took off her shoe and threw it at the dog. She also threw her lunch bag at him. When he was sniffing at her shoe, she did a really brave thing. She went to pick up her lunch box. Then she hopped to school on one foot.I would recommend this book because Ramona is really brave in the story. It kind of teaches me a lesson. When you're scared in a room alone, it's probably good to just think about good things instead of bad things.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-03 04:17

    I liked this one a lot. I liked seeing how a first grader might think and be misunderstood, and it's helping me to see things from Erin's point of view. I kinda wish she would've talked to her parents or her teacher about how she felt, rather than keeping it all to herself, because so many problems can be solved by just communication. I can see why a little girl might not want to, out of embarrassment or pride, so it has made me be more proactive is asking the kids what they are feeling. Erin said she liked the first book best because "ramona did funny things like putting the doll in the oven " in which Ramona was the most naughty! I liked this one best so far, because she's facing fears and learning to be more self controlled.

  • Nadine Keels
    2019-04-22 09:18

    Rereading this more than two decades after I first read it as a child, I can see why this would've been a "4 star" read to my younger self, even as much as I loved the Ramona Quimby books. The woes of a new first grade teacher who apparently doesn't like you and sleeping alone in your new room when you're scared of the dark--woes indeed for Ramona! And I do remember that it made for a teensy bit of a gloomier read for me back then, especially with the Dell Yearling book cover hinting at something scary.Even so, Ramona is Ramona, her books are her books, and they're still so very good--this one included.