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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company .
Written in English


  • Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life,
  • Children"s All Ages,
  • Children: Babies & Toddlers

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsHarold West (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9412676M
ISBN 100395150566
ISBN 109780395150566

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  Awarded a Newbery Honor, Old Ramon tells the timeless coming-of-age story of a young boy who spends a summer with an old shepherd in the Mojave Desert. He leaves his textbooks behind for real life lessons with Ramon as his mentor. He learns not only how to care for the sheep but how to overcome fear, how to face death and responsibility, and the difference between being alone 3/5(1).   At over 70 minutes with just ten songs, Old Ramon-- named after a Spanish children's book-- might seem a tad overlong, but it actually enhances the 8/ For the young reader the combination of an old man, a boy, and a dog are almost irresistible, particularly when the old man is as wise and gentle as Old Ramon. In this story of a boy's apprenticeship with Ramon the shepherd, a dog is given as a present to the boy. When the dog dies protecting the flock against a wolf, he is grieved, but Ramon softens his loss with the promise of a new pet and. In Old Ramon, the title character, an aging but infinitely wise herder of a wealthy rancher's sheep, must meet a number of challenges. In confronting them, Ramon demonstrates skills and attitudes that Schaefer values highly. Throughout the book, Schaefer intends for his reader to identify with the heroic aspects of Ramon's character.

Awarded a Newbery Honor, Old Ramon tells the timeless coming-of-age story of a young boy who spends a summer with an old shepherd in the Mojave Desert. Written in Schaefer's charming and engaging style, the novel details a boy's discovery of both the value of friendship and the hardship of life. "Old Ramon" centers on a wise older shepherd, a young boy, and two brave dogs. Ramon teaches the boy, who is the son of his patron, how to care for a herd in the harsh terrain of the desert. The boy learns about sheep and sandstorms, rattlesnakes and wolves; he also learns about friendship and loss, bravery and cool-headed wisdom/5. Old Ramon is as much part of the plains as a gnarled uniper, and wise as only years of experience can teach, He is a sheperd who has taken into his care a small boy who watches and elarns from Ramon: about sheep, rattlesnakes, sandstorms, eoyotes, and wolves. The Ramona books are a series of eight humorous children's novels by Beverly Cleary that center on Ramona Quimby, her family and first book, Beezus and Ramona, appeared in The final book, Ramona's World, was published in Two books in the series were named Newbery Honor books, Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Ramona and Her Mother received the Author: Beverly Cleary.