Back to School for Rotten Ralph

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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The character Rotten Ralph was created more than twenty years ago. Now the world's most rotten cat and his friend, Sarah, set out again on a variety of capricious capers. In three brand-new boisterously entertaining stories, Rotten Ralph is sure to weasel his way into the hearts of another generation of readers.

In Back to School for Rotten Ralph, summer is over, and Sarah can't wait to start school and make some new friends -- other than her rotten cat, Ralph. But Ralph wants to be Sarah's only friend, and he won't be left behind. When Sarah boards the school bus, he disguises himself as a student, follows her to class, and starts his scheme of sabotage. Ralph's plan works brilliantly until his true identity is revealed and the entire class wants to be friends with Sarah and Ralph!

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User Review  - hcurrey - LibraryThing

This book would be useful to spark conversations about intentions vs. actions, being a good friend, how to make new friends, etc. Read full review

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User Review  - corinne331 - LibraryThing

Afraid of being left alone, Rotten Ralph, the nasty red cat, follows Sarah to school and tries to prevent her from making new friends. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Jack Gantos is the celebrated author of "Joey Pigza Loses Control, " a Newbery Honor Book. He is also the author of the popular picture books about Rotten Ralph, and "Jack's Black Book, " the latest in his acclaimed series of semi-autobiographical story collections featuring his alter ego, Jack Henry. Mr. Gantos lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

NICOLE RUBEL has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including the Rotten Ralph series by Jack Gantos, which has been in print for more than twenty years. She lives in Oregon.

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