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Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 2)
Runaway Ralph - Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 2
Author: Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator)
"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 lit...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380709533
ISBN-10: 0380709538
Publication Date: 11/1991
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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I ordered this book after I finished reading "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" to my 6-year-old son. He loved the story of how Ralph runs away from home to the summer camp and finds adventures and new friends there. The Ralph Mouse books are the first chapter stories he has read, and as he learns to read he notices words he knows on the page. I would recommend this as a great way to start reading chapter books to your child. The characters are believable and entertaining, and the story will capture the imagination of a young child.
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I loved the Ralph book as a kid. This book follows the adventures of Ralph, a mouse living with his family in an old hotel, as he leaves home and strikes out on his own, wanting adventure. When he comes to a summer camp, he gets more than he bargained for. He meets a hungry cat and a protective watchdog before being caught and put in a cage, with only a hamster for company. This children's book is a lot of fun, and has a prequel and a sequel. However, you can read and enjoy this book without reading them.
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Ralph has made up his mind. He's going to run away. He's tired of being bossed around by his mother and Uncle Lester. He's fed up with his silly pesky little brothers and sisters. Ralph is determined to grow up to be something more than just another crumb-scrounging mouse at the Mountain View Inn.