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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
 

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.

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ISBN 9780380709243
Published 11 October 2000 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Cleary, Beverly
Illustrated by Darling, Louis
Series Avon Camelot Book
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780380709243
ISBN-10 0380709244
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Avon Books
Publication Date 11 October 2000
International Publication Date 15 August 1990
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cleary, Beverly
Illustrated by Darling, Louis
Series Avon Camelot Book
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 158
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 130g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Mice, Hotels, motels, etc, Motorcycling, Ralph S. Mouse (Fictitious character), Motels
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Great Stone Face Book Award 1983
NZ Review One might know that if Beverly Cleary were to invent a mouse, it would be a down-to-earth, boyish mouse with a proclivity for getting into scrapes. A good story!--Chicago Tribune

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Author's Bio

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up. Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, Where are the books about kids like us? she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born! Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations. Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.

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