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.
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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