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 end with a dramatic reading.
About this week’s guest, Zewlan Moor:
Zewlan Moor is a picture book author, 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. Zewlan is very active in the #LoveOZMG space, running these accounts on social media.
Connect with Zewlan Moor Instagram: @byronbiblio / Website: byronbibliotherapy.com
Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
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.
‘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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