Runaway Ralph Author:Beverly Cleary "The rousing notes of the bugle and the laughter and shouting increased the feeling of rebellion within Ralph. As the last strains of the bugle call hovered in the clear mountain air, Ralph made up his mind. He knew now what he was going to do. He was going to run away. — Fed up with his timid mother and uncle and his squirmy little cousins, Ralp... more »h hops onto his toy motorcycle and zooms down the road to summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn't such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.« less
Ralph, an energetic young mouse, is tired of life at the Mountain View inn. Over the Fourth of July weekend a boy named Keith gave him a mouse-sized motorcycle, but since then nothing exciting has happened. Hoping to find adventure, Ralph hops on his motorcycle and zooms away to the summer camp down the road. There he envisions fun, freedom, and delicious crumbs from peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. Instead he runs head-long into a strict camp watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and even more fur-raising escapades. Suddenly home doesn't seem like such a bad place to be!