The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380709244
Release Date: 1990-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right. Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall - right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle ... almost anything can happen!

The Ralph Mouse Collection

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0064410048
Release Date: 2001-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

All your favorite Ralph Mouse tales in one boxed set -- just in time for the holiday season!

Ralph S Mouse

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Trophy
ISBN: 0380709570
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Runaway Ralph

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688217013
Release Date: 1970-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

One of the most popular characters ever created by Beverly Cleary is the small brown mouse named Ralph, whose modest appearance disguises the soul of a daredevil. Now he returns in a book that tells how he runs away from home on his mouse-sized motorcycle in search of freedom and adventure. Ralph's destination is a summer camp, where he hopes crumbs from peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches will be plentiful. But instead of finding freedom, he lands in a cage, doing endless loop the loops on an exercise wheel. The story of how Ralph and a lonely boy named Garf discover they speak the same language involves a villainous cat, a grouchy hamster, and many campers. Each episode is funnier than the last. On one level, Mrs. Cleary's story is a delightful tour de force. On another, it delivers a message about running away that is all the more effective because it is unobtrusive.

The Mouse and The Motorcycle Novel Study

Author: Sonja Suset
Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing
ISBN: 9781553197041
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Education

The Mouse and the Motorcycle is about a mouse named Ralph who lives in the run-down Mountain View Inn. Eager for a life of danger and speed, Ralph finds a small toy motorcycle, and learns to ride it around the hotel. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.

Socks

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972416
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Socks is one very happy cat. He lives the good life with his nice young owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bricker. They play with him when-ever he wants, feed him special treats, and always pet and scratch him when he curls up in their warm laps.Then a new baby arrives. Suddenly little Charles William is the one get-ting all the love and attention. Socks feels completely left out. To show how he feels about the new addition to the Bricker family, Socks starts getting into all sorts of trouble—with tomcats, phantom dogs, even Nana's best wig. It's not until Socks rescues Charles William from big, big trouble that Socks realizes just how much the Brickers truly want to keep him in the family. Beverly Cleary creates a warm, funny, and relatable story told from a cat's point of view in this purr-fectly delightful book about family and change.

Mouse and Motorcycle

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 0395618231
Release Date: 1992-04-01
Genre: Bars (Drinking establishments)

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.

Strider

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972423
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me. Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He's a dog that loves to run; because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running -- well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents' divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he's been admiring. With Strider's help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle A Harper Classic

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062657984
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Celebrate HarperCollins’s rich history of iconic children’s books with Harper Classics, a carefully curated line of award-winning novels that feature a beautiful design and bonus material. In adition to the complete book, this edition of The Mouse and the Motorcycle features these fun extras: • A Who Said It? game • Reader response questions that encourage critical thinking • The first two chapters of The Mouse and the Motorcycle with Louis Darling’s original art In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author and American legend Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn. This edition was illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith’s red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! With a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there’s nothing this little mouse can’t handle.

Otis Spofford

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972294
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

There was nothing Otis Spofford liked better than stirring up a little excitement, particularly at school. A less resourceful teacher than Mrs. Gitler would have found him pretty hard to take. But even Mrs. Gitler did not entirely relish the bullfight at the fiesta arranged for the P.T.A. meeting. Otis was disappointed at not being the toreador, but as the front half of the bull he managed to steal the whole show, to the annoyance of his classmates and his teacher. It was then that Mrs. Gitler suggested that Otis might someday get his comeuppance. Of all Otis's acquaintances, the neat and well-behaved Ellen Tebbits was the one he most enjoyed teasing. Strangely enough, it was Ellen who at last brought about his comeuppance. But before that happens, his losing spitball battle with Mrs. Gitler, his surprising affection for the experimental baby rat, and his insect collecting on behalf of the football hero provide a feast of fun for any child or grownup. Mrs. Cleary's gifts as a writer are many, and her real understanding warms every page of this wonderful story of a "bad boy."

Mitch and Amy

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972263
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mitch and Amy both think being twins is fun, but that doesn't stop them from squabbling. Amy is good at reading. Mitch is a math whiz. Amy likes to play pretend. Mitch would rather skateboard. They never want to watch the same television show. And they always try to get the better of each other. Then the school bully starts picking on Mitch-and on Amy, too. Now the twins have something rotten in common: Alan Hibbler. This twosome must set aside their squabbles and band together to defeat a bully!

The Adventures of Henry Whiskers

Author: Gigi Priebe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481465762
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary’s historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle. Twenty-five generations of Whiskers have lived in Windsor Castle’s most famous exhibit: Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. For young, book-loving Henry Whiskers and his family, this is the perfect place to call home. But when the dollhouse undergoes unexpected repairs and Henry’s youngest sister, Isabel, goes missing, he risks everything in a whisker-whipping race against time to save her. His rescue mission will take him to the murky and scary world of Rat Alley, and Henry will have to dig deep and find the courage he never knew he had in order to bring his sister back home.

Ramona the Pest

Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192750976
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Kindergarten

Five-year-old Ramona Quimby makes her presence known when she enters kindergarten.