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  - ALEX HULBERT - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

Upon finishing the prequel, my 5 year old son was eager to jump straight into Runaway Ralph, in which our title character, thoroughly annoyed at his extended family's insistence that he share his ... 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.