Runaway Ralph

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Morrow, 1970 - Juvenile Fiction - 175 pages
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A motorcyclist mouse finds family life too stifling so he takes to his wheels, only to find that freedom is an evasive thing. Two others in the series: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965); Ralph S. Mouse (1982).

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

User Review  - Jad Samer - Goodreads

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary is a fun book about a mouse that lives in a hotel. This mouse has a motorcycle and a little helmet. He rides his motorbike at night and roams in the hallways of the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jon Morgan - Goodreads

The book starts out with ralph living at the Mountain View inn. He lives with his uncle, parents, and all of his siblings. At nine o'clock every night he gets his motorcycle out and rides up and down ... Read full review


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About the author (1970)

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916. Her family lived on a small farm in McMinnville, Oregon, before moving to Portland. Ironically, this internationally known author of children's books struggled to learn how to read when she entered school. Before long however Cleary had learned to love books, and as a child she spent a good deal of her time in the public library. Cleary earned her first B.A. in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her second degree, a B.A. in library science, was bestowed by the University of Washington in Seattle in 1939. She worked for a short time as Children's Librarian in Yakima, Washington, before moving to California. Cleary began her writing career in her early thirties. Her stories and especially her characters, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, have proven popular with young readers. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and are available in over twenty countries. Some of her best known titles are Ellen Tebbits (1951), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Runaway Ralph (1970), and Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983). Several television programs have been produced from the Henry Huggins and Ramona stories. Cleary has won many awards for her contributions to children's literature, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1975, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal in 1980 and the John Newbery Medal in 1984.