Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter Series) Ron (along with Hermione) is Harry Potter's BFF at Hogwarts. He is the typical sidekick to Harry’s celebrity and Hermione’s brains often providing comic relief. Ronald is naturally insecure and intimidated by his famous family and others in the spot-light. He is fearful of not measuring up (even though he himself is a pureblood wizard). Yet Ron is smart and brave and always there for Harry. Hero himself? No, but it’s his loyalty to his friend that allows Harry to shine even more brightly as the hero.
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Happy Birthday, Ronald Morgan! (Patricia Reilly Giff) - "It is the end of the school year, and Ronald's birthday comes one day too late to be celebrated at school… Giff has a way of recognizing the problems that beset children."--School Library Journal. Full color. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat (Patricia Reilly Giff) - The School Library Journal says: “Ronald is an awkward but enthusiastic baseball beginner who is grateful to be on the team. Initially discouraged because he cannot hit the ball, Ronald eventually discovers his error…and he starts to improve…The colorful, expressive illustrations are a bright asset." Recommended for ages 5-8.
Uncle Ronald (Brian Doyle) - Humor and tragedy merge in this story of a family, and a culture, in crisis. At 112, Mickey McGuire is Canada's oldest citizen, but he remembers with perfect clarity the events beginning in Ottawa in 1895. That year, without investigating the cause of his daily fainting spells, school authorities decide that 12-year-old Mickey should stay home. But home is a problematic place, the site of frequent beatings of Mickey and his mother by his violent alcoholic father. Determined to spare her son further trauma, Mickey's mother sends him to stay on her family's farm run by her brother and twin sisters. Strong and tender, Uncle Ronald is wise in the ways of horses, geese, and men. When Mickey's mother arrives after a particularly savage beating, she is sure that her husband will follow. Meanwhile, armed federal troops have arrived at the farm to collect back taxes that no one can pay. Mickey's mother's sisters, the legendary O'Malley girls, are stalwart and shrewd in subverting the authorities' efforts. Uncle Ronald showcases Brian Doyle's firm grasp of time and place, and his distinctive storytelling voice weaves sound, sight, and disparate plot elements into a compelling whole. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! (Patricia Reilly Giff) - Ronald has many humorous mishaps until he gets a pair of eyeglasses. Includes a note for adults about children's eye problems. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Who Was Ronald Reagan? (Joyce Milton) - From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our fortieth president. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Famous People Named Ronald - Ronald Reagan (actor/U.S. President); Ronnie Wood (musician); Ron Paul (politician); Ronald H. Coase (Nobel Prize winner, economics); Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (Nobel Prize winner, chemistry); Ronald Ross (Nobel Prize winner, medicine); Ronald Bellamy (football player); Ronald Breslow (pioneer in organic chemistry); Ronald Colman (actor/entertainer); Ronald Curry (football player); Ronald Dupree (basketball player); Ronald Evans (astronaut); Ronald Fields (football player); Ronald Flemons (football player); Ronald Francis (hockey player); Ronald Scott (former lead singer of AC/DC); Ronald Joseph (figure skater); Ronald Ferguson (father of Sarah, Duchess of York); Ronnie James Dio (singer); Ronnie Drew (Irish singer and a founding member of The Dubliners); Ronald Hall (my beloved step-father, RIP)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Ronald - Estee Lauder (businesswoman); George Burns (comic/actor); Gracie Allen (comic/sidekick); Jerry Lewis (actor/comic); Jimmy Stewart (actor); Leslie Howard (actor); Ronald Reagan (actor/U.S. President); Tina Turner (singer)
Ronald Wilson Reagan (6 Feb 1911 - 5 Jun 2004) - Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States serving two terms throughout the 1980s. Prior to that, Reagan was the Governor of California during the late 60s and 1970s. Previous to that, Ronald Reagan was a successful radio, film and television actor. What a life he had! As president, Reagan set about to fulfill his campaign promise to restore “the great confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism.” His presidency is remembered for his “Reaganomics” – which included the reduction of taxes, manipulating the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of industries and decreasing Government expenditures (except, that is, when it came to building up our military strength). America became prosperous again and Reagan was easily re-elected to a second term as national confidence soared. Reagan’s second term is remembered mainly for its foreign policies – the ending of the Cold War, the war with Libya and the disgraceful Iran-Contra situation (from which Reagan deftly distanced himself). Reagan would die 15 years after leaving office of Alzheimer’s disease, leading some to speculate over his “lucidness” during the last years of his presidency. Nonetheless, Ronald Reagan is remembered fondly (if not nostalgically) and still ranks high in public opinion polls. He is the last great hero of the Republican party.