Sweet and Swedish

2014-07-11T16:03:23-05:00

1961; Dell Publishing, 1975 Maria Gripe's trilogy is just charming. Josephine chooses her own name because the name Anna Grå is too big for her, like a pair of shoes that she needs to grow into. She is six years old. Her blue sweater is getting too small but

Sweet and Swedish2014-07-11T16:03:23-05:00

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona the Pest (1968)

2014-03-14T19:34:45-05:00

Beverly Cleary's Ramona the Pest (1968) Illus. Louis Darling Readers first catch a glimpse of Ramona Quimby when she is very small, in the Henry Huggins series, but her first main appearance is in Beezus and Ramona. I was not, however, a Beezus fan.  I was a Ramona fan. I

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona the Pest (1968)2014-03-14T19:34:45-05:00
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