Several generations have followed the exploits of the spunky, irrepressible, irresistible Ramona Quimby. They have watched her grown, and they have grow with her. And now with the republication of the classic books featuring Ramona and big sister Beezus, Mr. and Mrs. Quimby, Picky-picky the cat and Aunt Bea, friends Howie and Willa Jean, and so many other memorable characters, a whole new generation will delight in discovering the ever-dynamic and lovable Ramona Quimby and her world. These funny, fiesty chapter books will have young readers chuckling and nodding their heads in fond recognition and will charm confirmed fans while captivating new ones. One of America's most esteemed and bestselling authors of books for children, Beverly Cleary has won a number of prestigious awards. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father, the latter to be republished in August 1999, were named Newbery Honor books, and Mrs. Cleary's books have won more than thirty statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Ramona returns -- and not a moment too soon Ramona forever.