Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2)
Ralph, the adventurous mouse, sets out for a children's summer camp on his motorcycle after being teased and chided by his family.

Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2) Details

TitleRunaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2)
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ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
ISBN-139780590664875
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GenreChildrens, Fantasy, Young Adult, Animals

Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2) Review

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    January 1, 1970
    Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2), Beverly ClearyRunaway Ralph is the second in a children's novel trilogy written by Beverly Cleary, first published in 1970.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم ماه ژوئن سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: موش گریزپا؛ نویسنده: بورلی کلییری؛ مترجم: پروین علی پور؛ تهران، موسسه انتشارات مدینه، 1379، در 116 ص، مصور، شابک: 9646910041؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 مرالف، موش قهوه ای کوچک تنها موش هتل «چشم انداز کوهستان»، واقع در دامنه ی تپه های «سیرانوادا» بود که یک موتورسیکلت هم Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2), Beverly ClearyRunaway Ralph is the second in a children's novel trilogy written by Beverly Cleary, first published in 1970.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم ماه ژوئن سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: موش گریزپا؛ نویسنده: بورلی کلییری؛ مترجم: پروین علی پور؛ تهران، موسسه انتشارات مدینه، 1379، در 116 ص، مصور، شابک: 9646910041؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 مرالف، موش قهوه ای کوچک تنها موش هتل «چشم انداز کوهستان»، واقع در دامنه ی تپه های «سیرانوادا» بود که یک موتورسیکلت هم اندازه قدش داشت و میخواست از خانه فرار کند، چون از نصیحتهای بزرگترها و اذیتهای کوچکترها خسته شده بود. ا. شربیانی
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  • Lars Guthrie
    January 1, 1970
    Because schools so often assign them, over the last few years I've read and reread Cleary's "Dear Mr. Henshaw" and "Strider" countless times, but never went any farther into her catalog. That wasn't due to my opinion of these books (they are both very good) but because I was too old to be aware of Ms. Cleary as a child, so really wasn't familiar with the breadth of her work. It's a little disconcerting to realize that a 90-year-old author wrote her books too late for you to read in childhood, bu Because schools so often assign them, over the last few years I've read and reread Cleary's "Dear Mr. Henshaw" and "Strider" countless times, but never went any farther into her catalog. That wasn't due to my opinion of these books (they are both very good) but because I was too old to be aware of Ms. Cleary as a child, so really wasn't familiar with the breadth of her work. It's a little disconcerting to realize that a 90-year-old author wrote her books too late for you to read in childhood, but then Beverly Cleary is hardly your standard 90-year-old. At any rate, two events in the last couple of years--reading "Ellen Tebbits" and "Henry and the Paper Route" with two different kids who were obviously loving these books just as much as I did--has sent me on a quest to work through her works, in spontaneous and random fashion. "Runaway Ralph" is the sequel to "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" and is a marvelous story (this from someone who hates mice). I especially enjoyed Cleary's bemused, and rather dead-pan renderings of the songs kids sing in summer camps and their underlying darkness (Ralph the mouse is terrified by "Little Rabbit Fru-fru...scooping up...field mice and banging them on the head"). Made me think of "London Bridge Is Falling Down" and "Ring A Round the Rosies," not to mention "Three Blind Mice."
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  • Gina
    January 1, 1970
    I probably would have given this three stars had it come to a satisfying conclusion. Instead, it just sort of ends with the promise that everything is going to turn out all right. Aside from that, it's a rather dragging story, with small bursts of action between long sections of basically nothing. The character development, Ralph learning to appreciate his home life, doesn't seem genuine because of this. Still, I think children would enjoy it (and obviously do), so I couldn't give it one star.
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  • Smitha Murthy
    January 1, 1970
    Awww. Aww. Awww. Awww. I can fill this review with just "Awwws," and I still wouldn't be done awwing. Ralph is my favorite mouse. Ever. When my friend gifted the first in the series as a birthday gift to me last year, I fell in love with him - a cute mouse who tucks his tail, hops on to a motorcycle to go racing in the dark! How can you not love him? I had to wait another year for another birthday to go by before my friend remembered to gift me the second in the series.In second book, Ralph has Awww. Aww. Awww. Awww. I can fill this review with just "Awwws," and I still wouldn't be done awwing. Ralph is my favorite mouse. Ever. When my friend gifted the first in the series as a birthday gift to me last year, I fell in love with him - a cute mouse who tucks his tail, hops on to a motorcycle to go racing in the dark! How can you not love him? I had to wait another year for another birthday to go by before my friend remembered to gift me the second in the series.In second book, Ralph has a series of adventures - he runs away, finds out what it is to live in a cage and ponder about life- and has to use all his wits to scramble out of the mess he dug himself into. The illustrations in this book are simply marvelous, and the story is just such a romp. I can't wait to read the next in the series - and I don't want to wait another year, my friend. Hint. Hint.
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    Cute little story - I especially liked all of the kid songs - "Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts", etc. I'd forgotten about most of those!
  • Bella
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the part where Ralph asked Garf if he could have a peanut butter sandwich when he was returning the watch to Lana. It was funny! Garf was already giving him the motorcycle back and he wanted a peanut butter sandwich because he was hungry and he likes peanut butter sandwiches.
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  • Swati
    January 1, 1970
    I love this little mouse and wish I had a pet like him! This book was so much more fun than the first one, I thought. Can't wait to read the third and final (sadly) part.
  • Cassie
    January 1, 1970
    We've been reading the when big brother is not home. They aren't my favorite read alouds, but my kiddo loves them!
  • Alyssa Husby
    January 1, 1970
    We are huge fans of Ralph the Mouse in this household! This wonderful series of books is charming for all ages... and can be read and re-read over and over again, without becoming boring or out-of-date. All readers will love Ralph's adventures and giggle at his overwhelming love and obsession with the motorcycle. This is an excellent read-aloud for young kids, even in first grade. You can continue reading the Ralph books with your child, as he/she gets older -- or they may find the motivation to We are huge fans of Ralph the Mouse in this household! This wonderful series of books is charming for all ages... and can be read and re-read over and over again, without becoming boring or out-of-date. All readers will love Ralph's adventures and giggle at his overwhelming love and obsession with the motorcycle. This is an excellent read-aloud for young kids, even in first grade. You can continue reading the Ralph books with your child, as he/she gets older -- or they may find the motivation to just read ahead themselves! All the better! They are also a great way to revisit some of the terminology and products of the past. My kids thought some of the things were hilarious when we explained them. A great way to bridge the generations. Marvelous author and marvelous book!
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  • Joshua Nielson
    January 1, 1970
    The kids enjoyed the story. Another classic from Beverly Cleary
  • Leigha's Little Library
    January 1, 1970
    I would just like to point out that this book is outdated in terms of animal care, such as cedar wood being used for hamsters and mice bedding. Cedar and pine are bad for small animals(birds, too) respiratory systems. Use Aspen or a paper bedding. Just had to say that, because it was bothering me! Also, just FYI, they need bigger cages than you might think! Do your research. :)The story itself, I still really enjoyed.
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  • Robert Leabo
    January 1, 1970
    Runaway Ralph, by Beverly Cleary. Published by Harper Collins in 1970. 175 pages. This can be used in 3rd-5th grade. Guided Reading: 0; Lexile: 890L. Summary:This is the second in a series about Ralph, the mouse, by Beverly Cleary. This story is about Ralph, the mouse, after he has received his motorcycle. It begins with him being teased by his family because all he wants to do is ride his motorcycle and they don’t think it’s safe. Feeling unappreciated, he decides to escape the hotel he lives i Runaway Ralph, by Beverly Cleary. Published by Harper Collins in 1970. 175 pages. This can be used in 3rd-5th grade. Guided Reading: 0; Lexile: 890L. Summary:This is the second in a series about Ralph, the mouse, by Beverly Cleary. This story is about Ralph, the mouse, after he has received his motorcycle. It begins with him being teased by his family because all he wants to do is ride his motorcycle and they don’t think it’s safe. Feeling unappreciated, he decides to escape the hotel he lives in and hits the open road. Unfortunately for Ralph, he’s going to find that the outside world isn’t so friendly either! The setting of this story includes the hotel where he lives and the summer camp where he ends up. At summer camp after running into a mother cat and her kittens who play with him; and the guard dogs, he meets Garf whom he quickly befriends. The main problem in the story is that while at summer camp Garf (who isn’t very popular) is accused of stealing a watch from one of his fellow campers and enlists Ralph’s help returning it. Can he? The story ends with Garf promising Ralph that not only will he bring him home, but that he’ll visit him after camp ends. Ralph, who wanted to leave, returns home where he’s happier than ever! A message learned: the grass isn’t always greener!Teaching ideas:I taught this novel with my third grade and we turned it into a play! We literally took the book and wrote the script… the students were in the computer lab typing away after I had taught them how to write a script and what the main elements are. Then we created puppets and the scenery to use and enacted it on the last day of school. We watched the movie to as a means of comparison to help ‘see’ how the book should look.Common Core Standards:3.RL.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of text, referring explicitly to the text as basis for the answers.3.RL.2 Recount stories3.RL.3 Describe characters in a story3.W.5 & 3.W.6 With guidance and support from peers and adults … develop and strengthen writing; use technology to publish writing
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  • Fateme.H
    January 1, 1970
    کتاب خیلی دوست داشتنی بود.اصولا آثار خانم کلیری خواندنی هستند و لذت بخش.کتاب پر از ماجراهایی بود که یکی پس از دیگری شوکه تان می کردند، دقیقا همان لحظه ای که احساس می کردید قرار است نفس راحتی بکشید.
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  • VANCE!!!!!!! Porter
    January 1, 1970
    Personal Response: I liked the book Runaway Ralph. I liked how Ralph had a want for a dangerous life. The things that made me connect to the story is that I didn’t like to share with my brother, and speed is one of my favorite things. I always liked pushing the limits seeing how fast or far I can go before I get hurt.Plot: In the beginning of the book Ralph has a miniature motorcycle. His parents are yelling at him, because it's dangerous to ride it. Ralph doesn’t care so he rides it anyway. Ral Personal Response: I liked the book Runaway Ralph. I liked how Ralph had a want for a dangerous life. The things that made me connect to the story is that I didn’t like to share with my brother, and speed is one of my favorite things. I always liked pushing the limits seeing how fast or far I can go before I get hurt.Plot: In the beginning of the book Ralph has a miniature motorcycle. His parents are yelling at him, because it's dangerous to ride it. Ralph doesn’t care so he rides it anyway. Ralph rides it at night when the night watch falls asleep. One day though Ralph's parents tell him to share his motorcycle but he doesn't want too. So Ralph is made to let them ride his motorcycle, and after that is when he decides to runaway. When the door is left open Ralph rides his motorcycle on the open road. After a while of riding he ends up at Happy Acres Youth Camp. There a kid finds him and puts him in a cage. After being at Happy Acres for a while he decides to go home where he will be safe. Characterization: Ralph is an adventurous mouse always looking for something dangerous to do. Ralph's mom and dad are overprotective mice. Ralph's little sisters and brothers are the usual obnoxious little siblings, always getting Ralph in trouble with his parents. Chum is an ungrateful hamster who is not happy that someone takes care of him. Impact of setting: The story takes place in a kids’ camp. The kids’ camp is running during the summer time. I think that it is important that the story takes place in the summer, because if it took place in the winter Ralph would not be traveling anywhere. Thematic Connection: The theme of the book Runaway Ralph is adventure. I think the theme is adventure because at the beginning of the book all Ralph wanted to do was travel away, go fast and not slow down. He went on a road trip and had the ride of a lifetime. Ralph had time to be free without having the worries of a mouse. Recommendation: I would recommend this book to kids from 5th grade up to 9th grade of any gender. My reasoning is they both would want to be free. I would would not recommend this to older kids because it is way too easy to read. I give the book a four out of five.
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  • ALEX HULBERT
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed “Runaway Ralph” by Beverly Cleary, and thought it was quite the book. This book was really easy to read and made me want to keep reading. Beverly Cleary used great details writing this book. I almost felt like I was in the book experiencing what Ralph experienced. I enjoyed the humor in it as well.Ralph was not just an ordinary mouse. He wanted to leave his family and live where he could eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ralph was given a motorcycle from a kid at the hotel in whi I enjoyed “Runaway Ralph” by Beverly Cleary, and thought it was quite the book. This book was really easy to read and made me want to keep reading. Beverly Cleary used great details writing this book. I almost felt like I was in the book experiencing what Ralph experienced. I enjoyed the humor in it as well.Ralph was not just an ordinary mouse. He wanted to leave his family and live where he could eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ralph was given a motorcycle from a kid at the hotel in which he lived. He rode the motorcycle every night. Ralph ended up leaving the hotel in the middle of the night. He eventually made it to the camp he had always dreamed of going to. Ralph met a camper named Garf. He was at the camp, because he stole a watch from a shop. Ralph ended up returning back to the hotel where he came from.Ralph was the main character of this book, and he fit the role perfectly. Some other characters in the book were: Garth, Matt, Catso, and Sam. Sam was the watch dog at the summer camp. Catso was a cat who was always looking for trouble and was not afraid of anything. Matt and Garth were both humans who helped Ralph through the predicaments he found himself in.In the beginning of the book, the setting took place in the hotel where Ralph and his family of mice lived. Then, the setting changed to the summer camp where Ralph adventured to. This book would not be the same if it took place anywhere else but a summer camp. This book also take took place in modern time in Pennsylvania.I would recommend this book to kids of any age who enjoy adventure books. I would also recommend it to boys because Ralph was a boy mouse. I rate this book 5 stars because of the great story line and details shown in the book.
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  • Bryce Akey
    January 1, 1970
    This story takes place in Nevada. It is about a mouse named Ralph who lives in a hotel. His most prized possession is a motorcycle that a boy had while he was staying at the hotel had given to him. Ralph can only ride his motorcycle at night because that is when no one in the hotel is awake and he can ride anywhere without getting in trouble. When Ralph gets in a fight with his family, he decides that he wants to leave the hotel and runaway to a summer camp kids go. He takes his motorcycle and d This story takes place in Nevada. It is about a mouse named Ralph who lives in a hotel. His most prized possession is a motorcycle that a boy had while he was staying at the hotel had given to him. Ralph can only ride his motorcycle at night because that is when no one in the hotel is awake and he can ride anywhere without getting in trouble. When Ralph gets in a fight with his family, he decides that he wants to leave the hotel and runaway to a summer camp kids go. He takes his motorcycle and drives all the way to the camp. When he arrives, there are other animals trying to catch him and get him out of camp. When he faces a cat that is about he eat him, he is saved when a boy scoops him up with a butterfly net. Ralph goes through many more twists and turns along the way.Ralph is the main character. He is a nice mouse, but I can see why he gets fed up with his family. They are always picking on him and asking him to do stuff that he doesn't like to do. I don't think it was right for Ralph to run away, because he has never been outside the hotel and doesn't know what the real world is like.I think that the story takes place in the perfect setting. I think that there would be a lot of mice living in a rundown hotel. When I think of old rundown building, I usually think of them to have rodents and other critters, because there isn't people there to get rid of them.I would recommend this book to upper elementary to middle school kids because it is very easy to understand. I think that this author is very good at writing children's stories and knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. Even though it is a children’s book I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to my friends to read.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Ralph is a mouse who lives in a small town hotel with his family. Ralph likes to ride around the hallways at night on his motorcycle. His little cousins annoy him because they always want to ride, and his parents won't stop bothering him about the motorcycle not being safe. Ralph decides he is too fed up with his family, and runs away. He ends up at a summer camp for kids. He enjoys the change of scenery, until one day a boy named Garf captures Ralph to use as the new class pet. Ralph now has to Ralph is a mouse who lives in a small town hotel with his family. Ralph likes to ride around the hallways at night on his motorcycle. His little cousins annoy him because they always want to ride, and his parents won't stop bothering him about the motorcycle not being safe. Ralph decides he is too fed up with his family, and runs away. He ends up at a summer camp for kids. He enjoys the change of scenery, until one day a boy named Garf captures Ralph to use as the new class pet. Ralph now has to adjust to living in a cage, and being all alone. Ralph soon realizes that he never fully appreciated his family, and he misses them all.This book takes place during modern times. The majority of the story happens at the summer camp while Ralph is trapped in a cage. This is important to the plot because being alone in a cage makes Ralph wish he could be with his family again.In the beginning of the book, Ralph wants to be independent. He doesn't think that he needs his family to help him at all, and he believes he will be better off on his own. As the story progresses, he comes to the conclusion that his family helped him out more than he knew. He realizes that his parents were strict because they wanted him to be safe, and the outside world is dangerous for a mouse.One of the main themes in this book was that not everything is as good as it may seem at first. In the beginning, Ralph thought that his life would be perfect if he could just runaway and leave his family behind. He soon finds out that everything isn't what he thought it would be.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading a good children's story. This book as a good lesson, and a great plot to keep you interested throughout the entire book.
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  • Drew Graham
    January 1, 1970
    Ralph is enjoying his new lifestyle, hanging out in the lobby of the hotel, riding his motorcycle at night, but he starts to get a bit fed up with kids pesky siblings and cousins haranguing him for a ride or calling him selfish just because Keith decided to leave him the motorcycle. He decides to take matters into his own paws and ride to the nearby Happy Acres summer camp, where he has to contend with dogs, cats, kids and worn down motorcycle tires.I read the first Ralph book as a kid, but I'm Ralph is enjoying his new lifestyle, hanging out in the lobby of the hotel, riding his motorcycle at night, but he starts to get a bit fed up with kids pesky siblings and cousins haranguing him for a ride or calling him selfish just because Keith decided to leave him the motorcycle. He decides to take matters into his own paws and ride to the nearby Happy Acres summer camp, where he has to contend with dogs, cats, kids and worn down motorcycle tires.I read the first Ralph book as a kid, but I'm pretty sure I hadn't read this one until now (and I'm nothing these days if not a completist). Beverly Cleary, going strong at 100 as of this year, is a pretty masterful storyteller, and she knows her characters well. Ralph is in fine form in this book, funny and a little sassy but definitely genuine, and his relationship with Garf takes his character and this world to a new dimension. I felt like there were shades of Dear Mr. Henshaw in the tone here (and even more in the third Ralph book), which is an interesting turn. I liked the new characters and the unique setting, I felt Ralph's exasperation at Chum and Catso, and Garf's desire to fit in but also be alone now and then.There was a nice spirit of adventure in this continuation of Ralph's story, and the novelty of a mouse riding a motorcycle doesn't go stale at all, amid new characters and a fresh setting. I didn't like it quite as much as the first one, but it was still a pretty solid middle grade chapter book.
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  • Sam Schoenick
    January 1, 1970
    I read the book "Runaway Ralph" by Beverly Cleary. This has been my favorite book of the year so far. I really enjoyed this book. It showed a lot of good detail and characterization. It was very easy to follow and had some humor in it also. My favorite part of the book is when Ralph escapes from the hotel.This book is about a mouse that does not want to be a part of the regular mouse group. Ralph has a motorcycle that he drives around. Ralph adventures away from home and gets into some difficult I read the book "Runaway Ralph" by Beverly Cleary. This has been my favorite book of the year so far. I really enjoyed this book. It showed a lot of good detail and characterization. It was very easy to follow and had some humor in it also. My favorite part of the book is when Ralph escapes from the hotel.This book is about a mouse that does not want to be a part of the regular mouse group. Ralph has a motorcycle that he drives around. Ralph adventures away from home and gets into some difficult situations. Ralph helps a friend along the way. Garth is convicted of stealing a watch from the workshop. Ralph stands up for Garth and helps him. Ralph is the main character of this book and he fits the role perfectly. A couple other characters are Garth, Matt, Catso, and Sam. Sam is a dog that protects the summer camp. Catso is a cat who is always looking for trouble. Matt and Garth are both humans who help Ralph through the difficult situations.The book first starts in a hotel where normally mice live. This book also takes place in a summer camp where Ralph gets into the most trouble. This book would be totally different if it did not take place in a summer camp.I would recommend this book to kids in middle school and high school. I would also recommend it to boys due to Ralph being a male mouse. I would give this book 5 stars due to the detail and characterization showed in this book.
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  • Ralphie
    January 1, 1970
    This book is about a mouse named ralph. when he's with his family he lives at the bottom of a grandfather clock. however he longs for something more, an adventure. with his motorcycle at hand, he sets off into the world, learns new things, and meets some new friends on his journey. i can relate to the books main character ralph because ive learned that we two are very alike. LIKe me ralph loongs to go on an adventure of some kind, also he likes meeting new people and learning new things. i can a This book is about a mouse named ralph. when he's with his family he lives at the bottom of a grandfather clock. however he longs for something more, an adventure. with his motorcycle at hand, he sets off into the world, learns new things, and meets some new friends on his journey. i can relate to the books main character ralph because ive learned that we two are very alike. LIKe me ralph loongs to go on an adventure of some kind, also he likes meeting new people and learning new things. i can also connect to ralph because he is a very curious character but also cautious. aanother way i can connect to ralph is how good he is with meeting new people, he is very putgoing and open minded. these ways are gow i can connect to ralph in this book.i give this book 4 stars because i like how imginative beverly cleary was with the concept of the story, but also threw in some real life values. i recommend this book to anyone who likes a bgood fiction story.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Year: 1970Reading Level: IntermediateGenre: Real world fantasySeries: Mouse and the MotorcyclePlot Summary: Fed up with living with his pesky younger cousins and nagging relatives, Ralph leaves the rustic inn that is his home and strikes out for freedom on the open road. After a long journey on his trusty motorcycle, Ralph finds himself at the Happy Acres summer camp. His freedom is short lived, however, as he soon finds himself shut in a wire cage with only a cynical hamster for company. In a b Year: 1970Reading Level: IntermediateGenre: Real world fantasySeries: Mouse and the MotorcyclePlot Summary: Fed up with living with his pesky younger cousins and nagging relatives, Ralph leaves the rustic inn that is his home and strikes out for freedom on the open road. After a long journey on his trusty motorcycle, Ralph finds himself at the Happy Acres summer camp. His freedom is short lived, however, as he soon finds himself shut in a wire cage with only a cynical hamster for company. In a bid for his freedom, Ralph launches a desperate escape plan, but the camp's cat isn't so keen on letting him go.Red Flags: NoneMy Rating: B+. I loved and still love The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and while this one isn't as good, I still love the idea of a mouse being able to ride a motorcycle just by making the sound. About 3/4 of the way through I started to wonder if I've read this one before, or if I'm thinking of Ralph S. Mouse. Or did I read them both? I have no idea.
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  • Jeff Mckinley
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the series and loved reading it go my two daughters. They also enjoyed this story about a mouse who can talk and Understand certain children. This was a trait learned by watching television in hotel lobby. Ralph the mouse was given a toy motorcycle which would come to life when Ralph would make an engine revving up sound( pbbbbbaa). since all the other mice in the hotel were related To Ralph they all demanded to ride the motorcycle as well. It got so bad that he never got to ride it hims I liked the series and loved reading it go my two daughters. They also enjoyed this story about a mouse who can talk and Understand certain children. This was a trait learned by watching television in hotel lobby. Ralph the mouse was given a toy motorcycle which would come to life when Ralph would make an engine revving up sound( pbbbbbaa). since all the other mice in the hotel were related To Ralph they all demanded to ride the motorcycle as well. It got so bad that he never got to ride it himself. So he runs away with his motorcycle and ends up at a summer camp and meets up with a new boy. That's where Ralph's new adventures begins. Well I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. Great one to read to your kids.
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  • Lincoln
    January 1, 1970
    I thought that "Runaway Ralph" but Beverly Cleary was a great book. At the beginning it seemed difficult to get into, but as I kept reading it started to get more interesting. The book is about a mouse named Ralph who is very greedy and does not like to share his things. One day his brothers and sisters want to use his motorcycle, but Ralph throws a fit and ends up leaving. He plans on living at a summer camp a mile away, and thinks it’s going to be all fun and games when he arrives. When he get I thought that "Runaway Ralph" but Beverly Cleary was a great book. At the beginning it seemed difficult to get into, but as I kept reading it started to get more interesting. The book is about a mouse named Ralph who is very greedy and does not like to share his things. One day his brothers and sisters want to use his motorcycle, but Ralph throws a fit and ends up leaving. He plans on living at a summer camp a mile away, and thinks it’s going to be all fun and games when he arrives. When he gets there things do not end up the way he thought they would be. I thought this book was great and would recommend this to anyone over the age of 12, because there is some large vocabulary and it’s over 200 pages.
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  • Taylonbork
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed reading this book by Beverly Cleary. This is the second book to the three book series. Ralph is sick of living at the hotel and having to share his motorcycle with his family. What does Ralph do? He decides to run away on his motorcycle to where ever it takes him. Ralph ends up at a summer camp a few miles away from the hotel. He has all sorts of troubles and conflicts, like losing his motorcycle and getting trapped by a human. He becomes friends with the human and asks him if he can t I enjoyed reading this book by Beverly Cleary. This is the second book to the three book series. Ralph is sick of living at the hotel and having to share his motorcycle with his family. What does Ralph do? He decides to run away on his motorcycle to where ever it takes him. Ralph ends up at a summer camp a few miles away from the hotel. He has all sorts of troubles and conflicts, like losing his motorcycle and getting trapped by a human. He becomes friends with the human and asks him if he can take Ralph back to the hotel where he belongs. I would recommend this book to younger kids in elementart or middle school because it is easy to read and has childish humor.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I remember reading Ralph S. Mouse years ago in elementary school, so it was interesting to pick this one up so many years later and be able to jump right in. Ralph goes on an adventure to camp this time because he is bores of his life in the hotel. He heads out on his trusty motorcycle and ends up running into a nosy dog and a sneaky cat. He joins forces with a grumpy hamster and learns that sometimes home is better than the new adventures.
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  • jacky
    January 1, 1970
    As my librarian said it would be, this one is not as good as the first one. I enjoyed reading it out loud to William at bed times, but I didn't enjoy it as much at the first one in most ways. The plot wasn't as interesting to me, Ralph's character didn't seem as strong or to grow, the other characters weren't as interesting. It is still worth the time to read, but not if you are only going to read one from the series.
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  • David Monroe
    January 1, 1970
    The very first book I checked out from my elementary school library/media center. We own most of the Ralph S. Mouse series and they've been read many dozens of times to and by my kids. They're feeling a bit abandoned now, I think it's time to see if my local library or Riley Hospital for Children would like them.
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  • Aaron Schroeder
    January 1, 1970
    I did not really like this book. It is about a mouse who runs away on his motorcycle to a nearby summer camp. At the camp he is put through many difficult tasks that he has to endure in order to survive. I recommend this book to children in middle schol, because it is easy to read and to understand.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    I also didn't read this one during my childhood. It was an enjoyable, fast read. The mouse on the motorcycle was surprisingly easy to identify with. His terrors, joys, hopes, dreams, problem-solving skills, and empathy all seemed natural and of the right intensity to make the plot roll along.
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  • Joy
    January 1, 1970
    Continuing with the mouse series. This was more fun for me. Reminded me of camp as a child -- the crafts, counselors, and desire to escape. I do believe I've been a home-body for a long, long time.
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