Ramona the Brave - Ramona Quimby, Bk 3 Author:Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) In this touching and funny story, the ebullient Ramona, feeling brave and grown-up, enters first grade. Quickly she finds that her new teacher, Mrs. Griggs, appears perplexed by pupils who like to be different. Since Ramona cannot help being different, clearly the two are incompatible. — Nevertheless, Ramona can be counted on to keep things livel... more »y. Enraged when Susan copies her wise old owl prepared for Parents' Night and receives praise for it, Ramona rebels. Overcome by guilt and no longer brave, she tries mightily thereafter to please her teacher, but still Mrs. Griggs infuriatingly reports home that Ramona lacks self-control. Only because she is a girl with spunk, to use her father's word, does Ramona's courage return, earning her at last an uneasy truce with the teacher.
Beverly Cleary draws here a portrait of a little girl discovering with astonishment that the way others see her is not always the way she sees herself. In the contrast lie moments of emerging self-knowledge for Ramona and of delicious hilarity for the reader.« less
First-grader Ramona Quimby likes to think she's brave and fearless. She thinks she's being brave one day i the park--defending her big sister--but Beezus calls her silly and embarrassing. Famona also has a new bedroom of her own, and she finds it's not easy to be brave when there might be ghostly, boneless gorillas oozing under the door at night--and no one across the room to whisper to. Then Ramona has a tangle with a great big growling dog on her way to school. But Ramona will not gie in to a mean old dog. After all, she's her father's spunky little gal. Or is she?