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Ramona Quimby

Ramona Geraldine Quimby
First appearance Henry Huggins
Last appearance Ramona's World
Created by Beverly Cleary
Portrayed by Sarah Polley (Ramona)
Joey King (Ramona and Beezus) (Ramona's Big World)
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Gender Female
Family Mr. Robert Quimby (Father)
Mrs. Dorothy Quimby (Mother)
Beezus Quimby (Older Sister)
Roberta Quimby (Younger Sister)
Beatrice (Aunt)
Howie Kemp (Cousin)
Picky - Picky (Pet Cat)

Ramona Geraldine Quimby is a fictional character in a series of novels by Beverly Cleary.[1] She starts out in the Henry Huggins series as the pestering little sister of Henry's friend Beatrice, called "Beezus" by Ramona and her family. She was given a larger role in the novel Beezus and Ramona. Then the series concentrated on her from nursery school to 4th grade.

Character overview

During her earlier appearances, Ramona was depicted as an imaginative but infuriating nursery schooler and the younger sister of Beatrice Quimby who often insisted upon tagging along with her older sister and her friends, and often managed to cause them agitation or sometimes even spoil their fun with her imaginative mischief. However, Ramona saw her first major role when the author decideed to focus on her viewpoint more than that of other characters in the book Ramona the Pest. Here, Ramona is portrayed as an anxious, curious little girl about to start kindergarten who is in a hurry to mature, although she frequently and unintentionally manages to annoy those around her; she tugs at a classmate's curls out of curiosity and winds up being suspended from school, she disrupts naptime for her fellow pupils while striving to earn the position of "Wake-Up Fairy" for the day, and misunderstands the lyrics to the national anthem. From then onward, the series shifts to divert focus to Ramona's point of view and years of elementary school, chronicling her experiences throughout those years. Ramona tries to behave with maturity and is in a rush to grow up, although things frequently do not go as planned and end in mortification for Ramona.

Ramona maintains her active imagination throughout the entire series. She daydreams about earning riches and wealth for her family after her father loses his job in Ramona and her Father by starring in television commercials. She designes an intelligent-looking paper owl as a craft project in the first grade that was copied by a fellow student named Susan Kushner, who received credit and praise for her own owl which Ramona later damaged out of rage in Ramona the Brave. She frequently pretends to be a rabbit in Ramona and her Mother. She became an older sister at the end of Ramona Forever to a baby girl named Roberta Day Quimby, and finally received satisfaction regarding her age towards the end of the final book in the series, Ramona's World, at her tenth birthday party. It is during the celebration that she makes amends with her rival throughout the series, Susan Kushner, after learning about her constant striving for perfection.

Ramona's age

When Ramona started out in the Henry Huggins books, she was 4. She was also this age in Beezus and Ramona. She is 5 years old in Henry and the Clubhouse and Ramona the Pest. In Ramona the Brave, Ramona is 6 years old. In Ramona and Her Mother and Ramona and Her Father, Ramona is 7 years old. In Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona Forever, Ramona is 8 years old. In a book that is her last, which is Ramona's World, Ramona starts out 9 years old, and turns 10 at the end. As her age increases, Ramona's maturity greatly increases as well. At age ten, she is still very rambunctious and imaginative but is now better able to understand the perspectives of adults and friends and the needs they might have.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ramona Quimby: The Mischievous Girl Next Door". NPR. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

External links

  • Official Beverly Cleary Website
  • Ramona Quimby at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Statue of Ramona". Beverly Cleary Memorial Garden. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
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