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A walking (or biking) guide by Laura O. Foster to the streets, homes, schools, and history that inspired the beloved children's books. Now available from Microcosm!
A walking (or biking) guide by Laura O. Foster to the streets, homes, schools, and history that inspired the beloved children's books. Now available from Microcosm!
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    A limited edition Walking with Ramona button and fridge magnet.

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    A signed copy of the Walking with Ramona guidebook, mailed to your door.

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    A signed copy of Walking with Ramona and a limited edition Walking with Ramona fridge magnet and button.

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    Two signed copies of Walking with Ramona. (Want more than 2? Add another $10 for each additional copy that you'd like.)

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    Two signed copies of Walking with Ramona, and a limited edition, backer-only Ramona fridge magnet and Ramona button. (Want more than two books? Add another $10 for each additional copy that you'd like.)

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    Portland visitor's pack! Our three local guides: Walking with Ramona (signed!), This is Portland, and the Zinester's Guide to Portland.

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    Portland visitor's pack plus! Our three local guides: Walking with Ramona (signed!), This is Portland, and the Zinester's Guide to Portland. Plus a limited edition Ramona fridge magnet and Ramona button!

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    World traveler pack: Explore Portland and the world with a pile of Microcosm travel books: Local guides Walking with Ramona, Zinester's Guide to Portland, and This is Portland. And uncover the best finds of NYC with the Zinester's Guide to New York City. Then take an armchair journey across the world with This is Shanghai and across the midwest US with Dream Whip #15: Pedal Powered Bike Tour.

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    World traveler pack plus!: Explore Portland and the world with a pile of Microcosm travel books: Local guides Walking with Ramona, Zinester's Guide to Portland, and This is Portland. And uncover the best finds of NYC with the Zinester's Guide to New York City. Then take an armchair journey across the world with This is Shanghai and across the midwest US with Dream Whip #15: Pedal Powered Bike Tour. AND a limited edition Walking with Ramona button and magnet.

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    Ten copies of Ramona! Great for prolific gift givers, museum shops, tour guide leaders, and super Beverly Cleary fans.

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    Portland Expert: A pile of Portland guides! Walking with Ramona, This is Portland, The Zinester's Guide to Portland, and three excellent local walking guide books by Laura O. Foster: Portland Stairs Book, Portland Hill Walks, and Portland City Walks.

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    A copy of Walking with Ramona, and the book's blueline printing proof. A one-of-a-kind collector's item!

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    Travel maven: A signed copy of Walking with Ramona, This is Portland, and the Zinester's Guide to Portland will show you around our fair city; the Zinester's Guide to NYC, This is Shanghai, and Dream Whip 15 will take you around the world. And Laura O. Foster's Portland Stairs Book, Portland Hill Walks, and Portland City Walks, signed by the author will delight you even more!

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    Ramona for the kids!: A copy of Walking with Ramona and a sticker for you, and we work with a local public school to provide books for each child in an elementary school classroom that is learning about Beverly Cleary. Thanks for helping out the kids!

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    Ramona super-philanthropist!: A copy of Walking with Ramona and a sticker for you. And we will supply three local public school classrooms with copies of the book for all the students to learn about Portland's history and take the tour! Yay students!

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    Ramona believer! Choose from any of the levels below this one, plus we'll send you 20 other Microcosm books that we choose to suit your interests, and you'll get a one-year subscription to everything we publish and the satisfaction of having substantially helped an independent press put an adorable book into the world! Thank you!

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    Walk with Ramona and Laura! A copy of the book and an invitation for up to 8 people to join Laura O. Foster on a Saturday morning walking tour on a mutually agreeable date in Beverly Cleary's Northeast Portland neighborhood. (Everyone on the tour will get a book and a button.)

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