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Ralph S. Mouse (1982)

by Beverly Cleary

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Series: Ralph S. Mouse (3)

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Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.

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I thought this book would be redundant, considering that Ralph runs away in this book like he did in the previous. And it did start out that way, with Ralph annoyed at his young relatives wanting to borrow his motorcycle and then leaving the hotel. But his experience at school was different enough from his experience at camp that it felt completely fresh. I really liked Miss K and the way she taught and that even Ralph learned some important things from her. The ending to the book, which is the ending to the series, went better than I expected it to. I again find myself wishing that I'd read these books to my kids when they were young, as I think it would have been a fun adventure series to read together. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
With his rowdy cousins constantly wearing out his motorcycle and the Mountain View Inn manager threatening to take care of the mouse infestation once and for all, Ralph decides it's time to get away for a while. He convinces his human friend Ryan to take him along to school, where Ralph instantly becomes the center of attention.

But when Ryan's class decides to see how smart Ralph is by making him run a maze, the usually confident mouse starts to fret. What if he's not as clever as he thought?
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 21, 2023 |
Ralph is bored staying home, so he goes to school with his owner.
  BLTSbraille | Nov 1, 2021 |
I like this book far less than the previous two. This one seemed a lot less entertaining and the boys seemed a lot meaner than in the first two books. The things the boys did to Ralph were rather cruel and mean. It almost reminded me of Lord of the Flies in a sense. Was an ok read. The author's sentence structure is a bit hard to follow but maybe that's just me. All-in-all I liked the first 2 books much better than this one. ( )
  SumisBooks | Jan 9, 2018 |
The world's smartest mouse is back...and he's going to school.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beverly Clearyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rogers, JacquelineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zelinsky, Paul O.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Night winds, moaning around corners and whistling through cracks, dashed snow against the windows of the Mountain View Inn.
Suddenly Ralph was angry. He knew he was a really smart mouse. Why should he have to run around banging his nose in front of all these tacos and sandwich gobblers?
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ISBN 0380709244 is for The Mouse and the Motorcycle
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Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.

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