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The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly…

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (original 1965; edition 2016)

by Beverly Cleary (Author), Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)

Series: Ralph S. Mouse (1)

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A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
Title:The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Authors:Beverly Cleary (Author)
Other authors:Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
Info:New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
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Tags:Children's literature

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (1965)


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A young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 20, 2021 |
Tried to read this with the boys, since they love Ramona so much, but it never really captured them and we gave up after a few chapters. Funny, I remember having the same experience when I tried to read it as a kid. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
Mountain View Inn, Room 215.
A young mouse's obsession with a boy's toy motorcycle proves a catalyst for adventure, friendship, and good deeds. Charming children's book that I originally read in elementary school. A bit too repetitive however, even for young readers.

Originally published: 1965

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  Larry_Yonce | Feb 13, 2021 |
A fun read aloud for young children. When a mouse finds a toy motorcycle the adventure begins! There are many adventures and mishaps. The story is full of unlikely friendship and the trials that come with many friendships. Keith and Ralph end up showing each other how much they care for each other and get ready for more adventures in in the sequels. ( )
  vetschlarson | Feb 8, 2021 |
Ages 8-12; Ralph is not like other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. So when a young guest names Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle, It's Ralph's lucky day. Right away, Ralph knows the motorcycle is special - made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle almost anything can happen. ( )
  QRM | Jan 17, 2021 |
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Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D. (Children's Literature)
Ralph, a thrill seeking young mouse living in the Mountain View Inn, makes friends with Keith, the young boy who has just checked into room 215 with his parents. Keith has a shiny mouse-sized motorcycle that Ralph is dying to ride. The friends make a deal. Ralph can ride at night if he promises to leave the bike alone during the day when a mouse on a motorcycle would be likely to attract unwanted attention. A crisis ensues when Ralph's curiosity gets the better of him and he decides to take a spin during the day. Ralph is an endearing protagonist that will win his way into readers' hearts. Children will identify with his curiosity and sense of adventure. They will root for him as he schemes to find the missing motorcycle and put things right with Keith. An excellent story and interesting characters blend well with adorable black-and-white illustrations to make this book a winner. 2000 (orig. 1965), HarperTrophy/HarperCollins, $5.95. Ages 7 to 11.
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Beth (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
Ralph the mouse finds his hearts desire when a little boy enters the room with the most wonderful of all things- a mouse-sized motorcycle! Ralph and Keith become great friends when they learn that all creatures who share a love for motorcycles can communicate. The excitement begins when Ralph starts riding the motorcycle into every possible scrape imaginable from running into a nasty dog to trying to outrun the vaccum cleaner. He even gets a chance to save the day! This classic story captures a child's fascination with the big wide world and the trials and triumphs of trying to explore it. Follow Ralph as he uses his dream motorcycle to get closer to his real dream--growing up. Category: Classics; Fantasy; Humor. Grade Level: Primary (K-3rd grade); Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1965, Morrow Junior Books. Ages 5 to 12.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beverly Clearyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Darling, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, WilliamReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rogers, JacquelineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wong, B.d.Readersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zelinsky, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Keith, the boy in the rumpled shorts & shirt, did not know he was being watched as he entered room 215 of the Mountain View Inn.
He grasped the handgrips and, fearful lest his noise be to squeaky, managed a pb-pb-b-b-b. Sure enough, the motorcycle moved.
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