Praise for Walking with Ramona
"Ramona would be amazed by this book! I love seeing where she lived and learned." –Ginnie Cooper, former Multnomah County Librarian and resident of Klickitat Street
"I've lived near Beverly Cleary’s childhood home for many years. And yet even I found Laura O. Foster’s Walking with Ramona to be hugely impressive, absolutely enriching, and downright inspiring. Kudos to Laura for writing a book that would make Ramona proud! " –Bart King, The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Girl Stuff
This unique travel guide explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary’s Portland. With this new edition, readers can walk the very sidewalks that Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed. You'll see the places Ramona and Henry Huggins inhabited, and the real Portland street that became Klickitat Street, their fictional home. Walking with Ramona brings to life what 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 NE Portland neighborhood where Beverly grew up.
SUBJECT: History / Kid Friendly / Literary / Memoir / Microcosm Published / Middle Reader / Portland / Travel
PUBLICATION: Mar 15, 2019
FORMAT: 128 pages, 5x7", paperback
CARTON QTY: 80
ART: B & W illustrations and photos
Laura O. Foster writes about the Pacific Northwest. Her Portland-based books explore the city’s geology, architecture, neighborhoods, and human and natural history. She lives in Portland, OR with her family and was featured in the Emmy-winning documentary Discovering Beverly Cleary.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.