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Reading Ramona Quimby at Forty

“On a recent re-read of all the Ramona books (from Beezus and Ramona and Ramona the Pest to Ramona’s World), I remembered everything I felt as the kid who read those books in her yellow Minneapolis bedroom, but as an adult with kids now, I felt even more. Reading these books as a parent whisked me far beyond my own childhood experiences, which I nodded at in passing, and dropped me down in the middle of my son’s five-year-old brain.”

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