Monday, December 10, 2007

Ramona Forever

My splendid holidays begin next Wednesday (!!) and go on long, and I've got nothing planned but reading sweet reading. However this article revisiting Beverly Cleary (via Kate) has inspired me to reread my copy of Ramona Forever over the break. I used to have all the Ramona books, but that was probably twenty years ago and I've so stupidly let all the others get away from me in the meantime. So terribly stupidly that that I've still got one left is a bit of a miracle and means those books must have been special-- and they were. (Did anyone else notice the inaccuracy in the article though? Because not just "Ralph Mouse" has made it to TV, as I have very vivid memories of rushing home from various places in time to watch the 1988 Ramona TV series on CBC starring Sarah Polley).

Another children's book lined up for the holidays is The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M. Boston.