Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Ramona and Her Father

Ramona and Her Father

Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Favorite author Beverly Cleary has been awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for 40 years of distinguished writing for children, and her best-selling books about Ramona, a well-meaning but often misguided little sister, certainly fall into that category.
In this Newbery Honor Book, Ramona is determined to cheer up her father after he loses his job. She practices TV commercials in hopes of earning a million dollars, but ends up insulting her teacher instead — and getting into a prickly mess with some burrs. Then she embarks on a crusade to make her father stop smoking. Meanwhile, Mom has gone off to a full-time job, and Ramona's big sister Beezus is rumored to have "reached a difficult age." Ramona has her hands full, to be sure, but her dedication to her family won't fail.
Cleary has a perfect instinct for expressing the mixed emotions that inform children's actions, and readers will identify with Ramona even while finding her predicaments hilarious. This may be some readers' first Ramona story, but it won't be their last: Ramona and Her Father is a book that will stay with readers long after they've turned the last page, and will have them rushing to read more of the adventures of this one-of-a-kind kid. Newbery Honor Book
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Book Type
Chapter Book
Classics, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Beverly Cleary Children's author Beverly Cleary is the creator of the infamous Ramona Quimby. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, in her early thirties.
Tracy Dockray

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Paperback Book: $0.00

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books

Sponsor Spotlight