A Beverly Cleary podcast with Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

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Strider

This afternoon, as Mom was leaving for work at the hospital, she said for the millionth time, “Leigh, please clean up your room. There is no excuse for such a mess. And don’t forget the junk under your bed.”

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


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27

Muggie Maggie

After her first day in the third grade, Maggie Schultz jumped off the school bus when it stopped at her corner. “Bye, Jo Ann,” she called to the girl who was her best friend, sometimes.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


26

Ramona Forever

“Guess what?” Ramona Quimby asked one Friday evening when her Aunt Beatrice dropped by to show off her new ski clothes and stay for supper. Ramona’s mother, father, and big sister Beezus, whose real name was Beatrice, paid no attention and went on eating. Picky-picky, the cat, meowed through the basement door, asking to share the meal.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


25

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw, My teacher read your book about the dog to our class. It was funny. We licked it. Your freind, Leigh Botts (boy)

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


24

Ralph S. Mouse

Night winds, moaning around corners and whistling through cracks, dashed snow against the windows of the Mountain View Inn. Inside, a fire cracked in the stone fireplace.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


23

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby hoped her parents would forget to give her a little talking-to. She did not want anything to spoil this exciting day.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


22

Ramona and Her Mother

“When will they be here?” asked Ramona Quimby, who was supposed to be dusting the living room but instead was twirling around trying to make herself dizzy. She was much too excited to dust.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Gena Radcliffe


21

Ramona and Her Father

“Ye-e-ep!” sang Ramona Quimby one warm September afternoon, as she knelt on a chair at the kitchen table to make out her Christmas list.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


20

Ramona the Brave

Ramona Quimby, brave and fearless, was half running, half skipping to keep up with her big sister Beatrice on their way home from the park.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Nathan Alderman


19

Socks

The tabby kitten hooked his white paws over the edge of the box marked, Kittens 25ยข or Best Offer. The girl with the stringy hair and sunburned arms picked him up and set him down in the midst of his wiggling, crawling, mewing brothers and sisters.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Shannon Campe


18

Runaway Ralph

The small brown mouse named Ralph who was hiding under the grandfather clock did not have much longer to wait before he could ride his motorcycle. The clock had struck eight already, and then eight thirty.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy


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