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Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse) (original 1970; edition 2000)

by Beverly Cleary, William Roberts (Reader)

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Title:Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse)
Authors:Beverly Cleary
Other authors:William Roberts (Reader)
Info:Listening Library (2000), Edition: Unabridged, Audio Cassette
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In my opinion the most exciting, engaging, and universally loved Beverly Cleary book of them all. It is the only book of its kind where kids sit still, pay attention, and are genuinely disappointed when the bell rings to end class. What is not to love about a lovable young mouse, that is tired of his hum-drum life, setting out on an adventure on a red motorcycle to find quarter from family, repetition, and those ever present parental expectations that make this little mouse so easy to relate to at any age? ( )
  Davis22 | May 29, 2016 |
I think that kids in 5th and 6th grade could relate to this book well because they are at the age when a lot of kids are wanting to break free from their parents in some ways. I would use it in an english lesson in the 5th-6th grade to have to kids make a time line of the major events in the book. ( )
  SarahSangalli | Mar 16, 2016 |
In part 2 of Ralph's adventures, Ralph runs away from home and ends up at camp where he meets Catso, the cat, Sam the dog, and Garf the boy. By the end of the book, Ralph is ready to return to the Inn, and thanks to Garf, he has a way to do so. Along the way, he almost gets eaten (twice) by Catso and has a run-in with Sam, who later becomes his ally. Rebekah liked this one better than the first, and we can't wait to start the last book of the Ralph series. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 22, 2016 |
Fed up with his family, Ralph decides to hop on his motorcycle and head down the road to Happy Acres Camp. Unfortunately, life at camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf keep Ralph on his toes and away from his precious motorcycle. Perhaps home is not such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again! (amazon).
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  AmyStepaniuk | Oct 1, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cleary, Beverlyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, WilliamReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wong, B.d.Readersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Louis Darling
1916-1970
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The small brown mouse named Ralph who was hiding under the grandfather clock did not have much longer to wait before he could ride his motorcycle.
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"The rousing notes of the bugle and the laughter and shouting increased the feeling of rebellion within Ralph. As the last strains of the bugle call hovered in the clear mountain air, Ralph made up his mind. He knew now what he was going to do. He was going to run away.

Fed up with his timid mother and uncle and his squirmy little cousins, Ralph hops onto his toy motorcycle and zooms down the road to summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn't such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.

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Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.

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