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Zewlan Moor talks Ramona Quimby Age 8 - Kidlit Classics podcast Episode 5

About this episode’s KidLit Classic:

Ramona Quimby Age 8 is the third book in Beverly Cleary's classic junior fiction series Ramona Quimby. Published in 1981, it was a Newberry Honour book. Along with Judy Blume, the series is often cited as one of the biggest influences on the popularity of contemporary 'real life' stories for children.

In this episode we discuss what Ramona Quimby Age 8 is about, why bibliotherapist and children's author Zewlan Moor loves it, the importance of children seeing themselves in stories and finding the right book at the right time, and end with a dramatic reading.

About this week’s guest, Zewlan Moor:

Zewlan Moor is a writer, medical doctor and bibliotherapist, who prescribes the right book at the right time. She is a lifetime avid reader and studied English Literature at uni, alongside her medical degree. Her first trade picture books will be published in 2023. Zewlan is very active in the #LoveOZMG space, running these accounts on social media.

Connect with Zewlan Moor Instagram: @byronbiblio / Website:

Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website

To find out more about Beverly Cleary go here

Buy Ramona Quimby Age 8 here

Buy The Art of Ramona Quimby here

Zewlan's article on the art of Ramona Quimby as social history here

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Opening and Outro music:

‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.

Sound files:

‘Playground’ by bruno.auzet. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

'Witch (laughing)' by ZyRyTSounds. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘another sadmosphere’ by SamuelFrancisJohnson. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘witchlaughter-1’ by starblazer64. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.


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