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Ralph S. Mouse

Ralph S. Mouse

by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
"Look, Ryan," he said. "I'm in trouble and I don't have time to tell you about it. Just take me and my motorcycle with you, and don't ask questions."

"To school?" Ryan was surprised.

Ralph's pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain View Inn. So Ralph persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school. Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan's classmates. But he doesn't like being forced to run through a maze or the threat of an exterminator coming to the school. Worst of all, Ryan gets into a fight with a classmate, and Ralph's precious motorcycle is broken. Is Ralph S. Mouse smart enough to steer this sad situation to a happy ending?

8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 4
Guided Reading
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Beverly Cleary Children's author Beverly Cleary is the creator of the infamous Ramona Quimby. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, in her early thirties.
Paul O. Zelinsky

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