Search Results: "Ramona Ausubel"


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SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Ausubel's magical, engrossing prose style perfectly fits this magical, engrossing story."
Fortunes and hearts are lost and found in a modern fairy tale set in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel
Released: May 2, 2013

"Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry, and many of her characters are in need of all the poetry they can muster."
Lyrical stories arranged around themes of birth, gestation, conception and love—yes, in that order. Read full book review >

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NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Ausubel's sustained, idiosyncratic take on the Holocaust is double-edged, alternating affecting heartache with sentimental poetic overkill. Opinion may be divided, but there's an undeniable element of talent here."
A bittersweet fable of war and survival set in a Romanian shtetl. Read full book review >

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BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Louis Darling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 7, 1955

"A few of the things that happen to her and desperately sensible Beezus include a marked up library book, a tussle with Ribsy- Henry's famous dog- a session in art class where Ramona comes off with literally flying colors, etc. Miss Cleary's wit is accurate and irresistible."
Still another set of adventures about the members of the Henry Huggins' contingent turns the spotlight on "Beezus", (Beatrice Quimby) and her younger sister Ramona. Read full book review >

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RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
In Murphy's (Dumplin', 2015, etc.) third novel, a teenage girl navigates the complexities of romance and identity. Read full book review >

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RAMONA FOREVER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 1984

"It's a measure of Cleary's talent and acumen that the Quinbys are as credible in the mid-1980s as they were in the mid-1950s."
So it appears—for Ramona now looks set to weather the advent of a baby sister! Read full book review >

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RAMONA AND HER FATHER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 1977

"Cleary knows, for sure."
Ramona wished she had a million dollars so her father would be fun again." Read full book review >

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RAMONA THE BRAVE by Tracy Dockray
illustrated by Tracy Dockray, by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 26, 1975

After a year of kindergarten with Miss Binney who even made the Q in Ramona Quimby look like a kitty cat, Ramona finds it hard to adjust to a drab first grade teacher committed to reading circles and number combinations and avoiding waste. Read full book review >

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RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 1981

"Once more, Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone."
Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family. Read full book review >

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RAMONA AND HER MOTHER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 1979

"Ramona's friends will be gratified to see her coming along, and even her lapses remain endearing."
Cleary's sociology lags behind her child psychology when she has Ramona's average-American family celebrating, after several months of her father's unemployment, his finding a job as supermarket cashier—in our experience, a near-minimum-wage spot usually filled by 18-year-olds and part-time housewives. Read full book review >

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RAMONA THE PEST by Louis Darling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 3, 1968

"The conjunction of belly laugh and basal emotion puts this on a par with the best in the series."
Ramona's going to school. . . who needs a review? Read full book review >