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Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary’s Portland. With this newest and most unusual Portland guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed. You'll see the grocery parking lot where Ramona got stuck in the mud, the park lawn where Henry HuWalking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary’s Portland. With this newest and most unusual Portland guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed. You'll see the grocery parking lot where Ramona got stuck in the mud, the park lawn where Henry Huggins hunted nightcrawlers, and the real Portland street that became Klickitat Street, their fictional home. Beverly Cleary’s Portland was much different than the Portlandia of today. Walking with Ramona brings to life what that 1920s and 1930s Portland was like for the “girl from Yamhill” who went on to become an internationally beloved author. Characters like Ramona and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, and Ellen and Austine come to life on this hour-long walking route through the Northeast Portland neighborhood where Beverly grew up.An almost 3-mile walk or bike ride around Northeast Portland, plus other Oregon destinations....

Title : Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland
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ISBN : 9781621067412
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-01-06 17:37

    Lots of fun! Portland is a great city (plus it is the home of Powell's, the epic bookstore) and this little travel gem just make it all the better. Jam packed with history and a guide to seeing the city through the eye of a young Beverly Cleary. If I were a teacher in the Portland area my field trip plans would be set!

  • Lynn Kidd
    2018-12-28 18:41

    I won this book through the Goodreads giveaway. I have read every Beverly Cleary book out there as a child and again to my children as they were growing up. This book I feel should be renamed to Walking with Beverly Cleary. I truly believe that as I was reading this book I was seeing exactly where Beverly had been and what her life was like in Portland. This book gives the reader an idea of what it was like growing up in Portland with Beverly. I'm only giving this book 3 stars for the fact that I felt it left a lot out that readers may have expected. Such as more information about Ramona and her friends that readers have come to love so much through the years. Other wise this is a good afternoon read kind of book.

  • Karen
    2018-12-20 00:44

    This book caught my attention because anything having to do with Beverly Cleary I will read. A fun book to have if you are visiting or living in Portland. A visitors guide. Not really a read by itself. Would be fun to do the Ramona Walking Tour.

  • Danielle DuPuis
    2018-12-28 17:58

    I enjoyed this little book, and plan on using it when I go and visit Portland (who knows when I’ll have the opportunity). I read every book written by Beverly Cleary growing up, with the exception of her autobiographies. I loved learning about the places in Cleary’s books. A fun read!

  • Beth
    2019-01-01 21:53

    This book is great if you're familiar with Beverly Cleary's oeuvre. I went on the walking tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Later, I read the rest of the book and now I want to go back to Portland!

  • Amy
    2018-12-24 21:02

    Geek out on Beverly Cleary and Grant Park/Hollywood factoids and history.

  • Bookwirm
    2019-01-16 00:03

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaways. All opinions are my own.This is a fun book, lots of behind the scenes information about Portland that makes me want to re-read the Ramona books and then go visit. Definitely something I would pick up if I were headed to visit.

  • Amanda Griggs
    2019-01-05 18:01

    Very cute- while fun to read, it definitely would have been better to read it while traipsing through Portland. If you get a chance, grab this book and hit the streets and see where Ramona, Beezus, and the gang made their mark.

  • Earl
    2018-12-25 19:53

    I received this through helping fund its Kickstater campaign. I actually took the author-led tour a few years ago and I loved it. This goes in-depth of the time and places we visited. A nice guide book to have for Beverly Cleary fans or literary travelers.

  • Cyndi
    2019-01-13 19:49

    Although I learned a lot just reading this book, I'm looking forward to actually taking the tour!

  • Stacey
    2019-01-16 23:43

    A good little book full of ideas of easy places to go around PDX. Nicely laid out. We don't always follow the routes, but just get a general idea and then do our own thing.

  • Paula
    2018-12-25 19:36

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway. Fun travel guide, would love to revisit Portland and stroll through Beverly Cleary's old haunts and see the sights referenced in her novels.