I don't think many adults will love this book, it is simply too dated. Harris' performance on the other hand is actually quite entertaining and was one of my favorite parts of listening to this book. It turned out all eight books were summed up, with little changes. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist - a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. The readers do a great job on every story. The narrator was trying to talk as a little girl, which sounded like a boy, but it was ok.
This audio collection contains all of the Ramona books, following her from age 4 to age 10 and conveniently also her sister Beezus' journey from age 9 to 14. She moved to California to attend the University of California, Berkeley, and after graduation with a B. Now enjoy this rare collection of some of your favorite characters and their funny, heart-warming stories. This collection includes: Beezus and Ramona Ramona the Pest Ramona the Brave Ramona and Her Father Ramona and Her Mother Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Ramona Forever Ramona's World Ramona's Table of Contents Any additional comments? My son's favorite story is the one where Henry and Ribsy go fishing with his dad. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself. My only complaint is that the menu is not broken down by book titles. Sometimes, when reading children's book, you start to get annoyed, but not with this one, no.
Now enjoy this rare collection of some of your favorite characters and their funny, heart-warming stories. Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award—winning audiobook narrator. Stockard Channing, who I knew only as Abby Bartlett from the West Wing, just crushes the audio in these works, like seriously go to the library I listened through the 'hoopla' iPhone app and start listening on the way to work or whatever. This collection includes: Henry Huggins, Henry and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, Henry and the Paper Route, Henry and the Clubhouse, and Ribsy. And Neil Patrick Harris' rendition was fabulous!! Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? But, overall I loved it.
Cleary's stories are full of real-life adventure. She really brings the characters to life without being overly dramatic. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. In response, she wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, which was published in 1950. In this special edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? The 1st time I put it on, he wasn't too thrilled because he wanted to watch a movie, but he ended up loving this collection of books. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.
But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals won't be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. My wife was also engrossed and for the first time on that vacation I was able to experience a bit of quiet, the whole family quietly listened to the antics of Ramona and enjoyed her little story. My 5 year old daughter was engrossed by this story and did not speak a peep for 6 hours straight as we drove the last 400 miles from Northern Cali to Washington. I highly recommend this series for anybody with young children. I was just lazy to add all the books. My son listens to this hours a day while he plays, rides in the car etc.
I read Ramona as a kid and so did my wife. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. My 6-year-old daughter has listened to this collection on constant repeat -- now on the 4th time through. Cleary alludes to but does not actually explicitly reveal Daddy being the actual tooth fairy, that part takes about 2 min. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. Characters face the problems of growing up and gaining independence. From the age of four onward, we get to grow up with Ramona, seeing the world through young eyes and reasoning with her childhood logic.
The first book was marginally received. In each adventure Merlin the magician sends Jack and Annie on an adventure in the magic tree house. I love these stories and my son is enthralled with them. I'm no parent, but following these stories bears compelling witness to the precious journey from courageous young child to confident young adult. The first book starts with Ramona age 4 and each subsequent book she is a year older. I found this collection for my daughter for Christmas to go with her new Kindle.
Here's the table of contents for this audio collection by chapter: Ch 1: Beezus and Ramona Ch 7: Ramona the Pest Ch 15: Ramona the Brave Ch 24: Ramona and Her Father Ch 31: Ramona and Her Mother Ch 38: Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Ch 47: Ramona Forever Ch 57: Ramona's World 138 of 138 people found this review helpful Very entertaining and delightful listen While on vacation and driving the length of California back up from San Diego I downloaded this book for my family to listen to as we drove the long slog of I5. They deal with grown ups. She lives on Klickitat Street with her mother, father, and big sister, Beezus. In this audio collection you'll find: Ellen Tebbits Otis Spofford Emily's Runaway Imagination Mitch and Amy Socks Muggie Maggie. Come join Henry on Kilckitat Street as he gets into hijinks — usually with the help of Ribsy and none other than Ramona Quimby. Basically this series follows the growth of a precocious little girl, named Ramona, and all her little innocent escapades as she grows up. Stockard Channing as the narrator is a bit of an acquired taste for adults, but kids seem to love her.
Do it for Beverly, who despite the timelessness of her work will not be with us forever. Now enjoy this rare collection of some of your favorite characters and their funny, heart-warming stories. My son likes Neil Patrick Harris' narration the best. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. I am not exaggerating when I say that she has been listening to this book every night as she goes to sleep for over a month.
And that's just the beginning. Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. We listened to all 19 hours on a couple of road trips we took over the past year and there was never a time when any of my kids boy 5, boy 7 and girl 10 complained about listening to tales about Ramona. We wish there was no end it. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. Not to mention the value of getting multiple books for one credit. Cleary learned to love books.