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The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Avon Camelot Books)

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ISBN13: 9780380709243
ISBN10: 0380709244
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"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.

Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall — right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle...almost anything can happen!

Review:

"A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn. Together they discover the joys of motorcycling. This story has been around for more than thirty years and has become a 'classic' in children's literature." Children's Literature

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In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.

When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! With a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Synopsis:

Born to Ride!

Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. So when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle, it's Ralph's lucky day. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special—made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle . . . almost anything can happen!

About the Author

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.

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emhenig, May 2, 2011 (view all comments by emhenig)
Sad and scary, from getting Stuck in the wastebasket to getting trapped in linen, in ralph's adventures almost anything can happen, ralph's tale countinues in runaway Ralph and Ralph.s mouse, but no mouse accept Ralph has such a long mouse tale
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380709243
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Dockray, Tracy
Illustrator:
Zelinsky, Paul
Illustrator:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Illustrator:
Darling, Louis
ill.:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Author:
Rogers, Jacqueline
Author:
Dockray, Tracy
Author:
by Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling
Author:
Darling, Louis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Motorcycling
Subject:
Hotels, motels, etc
Subject:
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Avon Camelot Books
Series Volume:
95-4
Publication Date:
September 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.62x5.14x.45 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380709243 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn. Together they discover the joys of motorcycling. This story has been around for more than thirty years and has become a 'classic' in children's literature."
"Synopsis" by , In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.

When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! With a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

"Synopsis" by , Born to Ride!

Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. So when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle, it's Ralph's lucky day. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special—made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle . . . almost anything can happen!

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