The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Book #1 in the Ralph S. Mouse Series) by Beverly Cleary

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Book #1 in the Ralph S. Mouse Series) by Beverly Cleary

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Book #1 in the Ralph S. Mouse Series) by Beverly Cleary

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. 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 in to 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 And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is perfect for independent reading or for shared reading at home or in a classroom. This fun story is the first of a trilogy, along with Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse , all inspired by the author's hope to create appealing books for boys and girls--and by the sight of her son playing with toy cars.

About the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

Format:Paperback
Language:English
ISBN:0590687336
ISBN13:9780590687331
Release Date:January 1998
Publisher:Scholastic Book Services
Length:158 Pages
Weight:0.25 lbs.
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
ISBN:0688216986
ISBN13:9780688216986
Release Date:March 2014
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Length:208 Pages
Weight:0.65 lbs.
Age Range:8 to 12 years
Grade Range:Grades 3 to 7