Ramona and her father

Beverly Cleary

Book - 1977

The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.

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Ramona Quimby series ; 4.
New York : William Morrow and Company 1977.
Physical Description
186 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Accelerated Reader 5.2.
Texas Blue Bonnet Award, 1981
Newbery Honor Book, 1978
Main Author
Beverly Cleary (author)
Other Authors
Alan Tiegreen (illustrator)
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Review by Publisher Summary 1

When her father loses his job, seven-year-old Ramona Quimby thinks of ways to deal with the many problems that develop

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Ramona Quimby is a character intimately known by Beverly Cleary readers. In this story of Ramona's year in second grade they will come to know Mr. Quimby equally well. As it opens he loses his job without warning, and Ramona's seven-year-old view of this all-too-frequently family crisis rings every change of mood from tears to laughter.Not surprisingly, Ramona takes an active hand in the problems that develop. She practices television commercials in order to earn a million dollars, but only succeeds in insulting her teacher when she delivers a disparaging line about wrinkles in pantyhose. She grows concerned that Mr. Quimby's smoking will turn his lungs black launches an energetic No Smoking campaign. Sometimes Mr. Quimby's temper frays under the strain of his uncertain future and Ramona's attentions, but he proves as resilient as his daughter and the Quimbys cope better than they realize.Once again children will be both entertained and comforted by the understanding of their triumphs and tribulations that they find in this wise, funny book."Another warm, funny, pithy story about Ramona, now in second grade. Daddy loses his job and there are resultant strains on family finances and relationships, but life goes on. In any household containing Ramona it could hardly do otherwise."--Booklist