Beverly Cleary (1916) wrote Henry Huggins in 1950. Essentially the “spin-off” series about Ramona Quimby became more popular, starting with Beezus and Ramona in 1955.

The World of Beverly Cleary

I grew up reading all the Ramona books. As a younger sibling I felt connected to Ramona. As a high school freshman I was elated to see the Canadian 10-part television series Ramona starring Sarah Polley (1988-1989). In 2010 Ramona came to the big screen in Ramona and Beezus starring Joey King and teen sensation Selena Gomez. It was a mash up of several of the plots from the series. When Ramona’s World was published in 2013 I still couldn’t wait to see what she was up to.