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Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary

Ramona and Her Father (original 1977; edition 1975)

by Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator)

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Title:Ramona and Her Father
Authors:Beverly Cleary (Author)
Other authors:Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator)
Info:Avon Camelot (1990), Paperback, 187 pages
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Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (1977)



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The genre of this book is realistic fiction. When Ramona's father loses his job, her mother has to work full time, and everythings seems to go wrong. Even when her family is upset, Ramona tries to always cheer them up, even when she does silly things. Nonetheless, her father still loves her, no matter what, and Ramona finds that she is very lucky to have a family like hers. ( )
  athena.j | Feb 24, 2015 |
Summary: Ramona's father loses his job, causing Ramona's mother to have to go to work. This makes the whole family sad. Ramona and her sister try to figure out a plan that will make their dad stop smoking. In the end, the family learns that even though they will face hard times, they can over come anything as long as they stick together.

Personal Reflection: This book had a great meaning of family for children. It also had a very positive ending that will encourage children to keep their heads up no matter the issue.

1. do not give up
2. Hard times
3. Staying positive ( )
  KelseyBelden | Nov 19, 2013 |
In this book, Ramona's father loses his job and the whole family has to deal with the economic stress. Her mom changes her part-time job to full-time and her dad gets really grumpy. She and her sister also convince her dad to stop smoking.

I think this book does a beautiful job of portraying how economic stress can affect children. The parents are portrayed really realistically, and Ramona's interpretations of the issue and her worries about Christmas and food and losing the house. I love the interactions between the family members and I think Cleary does a beautiful job of creating a realistic family. Ramona is always hilarious and this is another well-loved book. ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Nov 11, 2013 |
Ramona is in second grade, and full of worries. Her dad loses his job, won't quit smoking, and everyone in the family is on edge. Tin-can stilts, drawing with her dad, and trying to make a million dollars keep Ramona smiling (some of the time).
  hcurrey | Jul 22, 2013 |
This is a good early reader book that gives insights into the process of learning to deal with family adversity. The story begins with a classic family setting of a full time working father with the mother primary focused on taking care of the home, but also working part time to help supplement their income. When Ramona's father loses his job, the family has to learn to cope with less, while her Mother begins working full time outside of the house. The book shows how Ramona processes the change in family dynamics and how she tries to help; ultimately learning that despite the challenges and changes, her family is happy. The book also provides occasional illustrations that help the reader visualize the events and the emotions of the characters.
  athomp2 | May 24, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beverly Clearyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Channing, StockardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.

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