The Mouse and the Motorcycle

by Beverly Cleary

On Sale: 06/15/2021

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

by Beverly Cleary

illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

On Sale: 06/15/2021

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William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas)

Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award

Nene Award (Hawaii)

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Great Stone Face Book Award (New Hampshire)

About the Book

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, 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.

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! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.

This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. 

The Mouse and the Motorcycle is perfect for independent reading or for shared reading at home or in a classroom. This fun story is the first of a trilogy, along with Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse, all inspired by the author's hope to create appealing books for boys and girls—and by the sight of her son playing with toy cars.

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Critical Praise

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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688216986
  • ISBN 10: 0688216986
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/15/2021
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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