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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)

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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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  Ron18 | Feb 17, 2019 |
Sweet and silly, I love that the motorcycle goes when the noise is made. ( )
  quondame | Feb 4, 2019 |
I loved this book so much as a kid. It is no doubt responsible for how much I like mice. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Nov 25, 2018 |
"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" is a book about a young mouse, Ralph, who lives inside room 215 at a hotel in California. A young boy is staying in the room that Ralph lives in. He has a toy motorcycle that Ralph finds and rides around on, while getting himself into trouble along the way. Ralph ends up helping the boy and in return is able to keep the motorcycle with him all of the time. This book would be good to use with older elementary students or middle school students. The book could also be used as a guided reading book because it could be challenging for some students. The students may be able to read it on their own, but might need some help with it. Younger students could read the books in groups and older students could read the book independanlty in a reading group.
  AbbyH20 | Oct 30, 2018 |
The Mouse and the Motorcycle is about a mouse who lives in a hotel. One day, he meets a human who has a toy motorcycle. The two quickly become friends, until Ralph, the mouse, loses Kieth's toy motorcycle. The only way Ralph can regain Kieth's trust is to help him when he is in a time of need. Ralph sets off to find asprin for Kieth because he fell ill. When Ralph comes back with medicine for Kieth, they become friends again and Kieth lets Ralph keep his toy motorcycle to get around the hotel in.
This story would be a great guided reading book because the author takes a lot of time describing the setting of the story. We as the readers need to understand the layout of the hotel to visualize where Ralph is going on his motorcycle. Using this book as a guided reading book would greatly benefit students' knowledge of setting.
  katelyn_rhoads | Oct 30, 2018 |
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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
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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