Ramona and Her Father
|Ramona and Her Father|
|Preceded by||Ramona the Brave|
|Followed by||Ramona and Her Mother|
Ramona and Her Father is the fourth book in Beverly Cleary's popular Ramona Quimby series. In this humorous children's novel, Mr. Quimby loses his job and Ramona thinks up ways to earn money and help her family out. Published in 1977, Ramona and Her Father was a Newbery Honor Book.
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Ramona and Her Father was a 1978 Newbery Honor book. Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review for "books of remarkable merit", citing Cleary's ability to accurately convey the concerns of children, including Ramona's feelings about her father's smoking. Scholastic's review also pointed out Cleary's ability to portray children's troubles, saying, "Cleary has a perfect instinct for expressing the mixed emotions that inform children's actions" Children's Literature agreed, "Beverly Cleary's books are always funny and insightful."
- Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby- Older sister who is in seventh grade.
- Mrs.Quimby- Mother Dorothy.
- Mr.Quimby- Father Robert.
- Howard "Howie" Kemp- Ramona's friend since Beezus and Ramona.
- Picky Picky- The Quimby's old cat yellow cat who is 11.
- Mrs.Rogers- Ramona's second grade teacher.
- David "Davy"- A boy who Ramona tried to kiss in Ramona the Pest and tried to help with school work in Ramona the Brave.
- Mrs.Russo- Ramona's Sunday school teacher.
- Willa Jean- Howie's little sister since Beezus and Ramona.
- Mrs.Kemp- Howie's mother since Beezus and Ramona.
- Mrs.Swink- An old lady whom Ramona and Beezus go visit for an interview for Beezus' creative writing. She gave Ramona the idea for tin can stilts.
- Margarine Boy- A boy Ramona's age in a commercial.
Awards & nominations
- Newbery Honor Book
- Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico)
- Texas Bluebonnet Award
- Nene Award (Hawaii)
- Beehive Award (Utah)
- IRA/CBC Children's Choice
Audio Formats: Ramona the Her Father is available in cassette, CD and eAudiobook from Random House/Listening Library.
Print/English: The first edition of the book was illustrated by Alan Tiegreen, the current edition by Tracy Dockray. Large print books are published ABC-CLIO, 1988, and e-Books by Palatine, IL: Novel Units, 1992;
Print/Worldwide: As of 2010, 121 editions of Ramona and Her Father had been published in 11 languages.
- http://openlibrary.org/books/OL4535759M/Ramona_and_her_father Retrieved 2012-12-11
- "Ramona and Her Father". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "Ramona and Her Father". Scholastic. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "Ramona and Her Father". Children's Literature. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "Ramona and Her Father: by Beverly Cleary". Retrieved 2007-01-08.
- "Formats and Editions". Ramona the Her Father. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Editions". Beverly Cleary. Retrieved April 25, 2012.