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An edition of Runaway Ralph (1970)

Runaway Ralph

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An edition of Runaway Ralph (1970)

Runaway Ralph

13th printing
  • 4.75 ·
  • 4 Ratings
  • 43 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading
  • 13 Have read
Publish Date
Language
English
Pages
175

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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 of his adventures when he runs away on his mouse-sized motorcycle.

Ralph's destination is a summer camp, for medium-sized boys and girls, where he hopes crumbs are dropped from many peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. After an exciting ride through the night, the intrepid Ralph arrives. Instead of finding freedom. however, he lands in a cage, doing endless loop the loops on his exercise wheel. A lonely boy named Garf brings him sunflower seeds and water, but there is no communication between the two. How Ralph and 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 an amusing tour de force. On another, she says something important about running away that is all the more effective because it is unobtrusive.
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Edition Availability
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
2014, HarperTrophy
paperback in English - Reillustrated Harper Trophy ed. (5)
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Runaway Ralph
2009, HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover in English - Reillustrated edition 2006 (10)
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Runaway Ralph
1998 09, Scholastic
Paperback in English - School Market edition
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1991-11, Avon Books
Paperback in English - 1st Avon Camelot Printing (13)
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1989, Morrow Junior Books
Library binding in English - Morrow Eagle Library Edition (30)
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1989, Morrow Junior Books
Library Binding in English - Morrow Eagle Library Edition (21)
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1977, William Morrow and Company
hardcover in English - Weekly Reader Children's Book Club Edition
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1977, William Morrow and Company
Library Binding in English - printing (13)
Cover of: Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph
1977, William Morrow and Company
Hardcover in English - 13th printing
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Runaway Ralph
1974 08, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Archway Paperback edition

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Book Details


Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

Morrow Junior Books

Series
Ralph S. Mouse
Copyright Date
1970

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.C5792 Ru

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
175p.
Number of pages
175

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27904711M
Internet Archive
runawayralph00cl
LCCN
77095786
Goodreads
44494814

Work Description

Runaway Ralph is the second in a children's novel trilogy written by Beverly Cleary. First published in 1970, it is the last book by Cleary that Louis Darling illustrated before his death. The book features the titular character, Ralph S. Mouse, a house mouse that can talk to humans, and goes on adventures on his miniature motorcycle.

The book was given the Nene Award by the Hawaii Library Association in 1972.

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Excerpts

The small brown mouse named Ralph who was hiding under the grandfather clock did not have much longer to wait before he could ride his motorcycle.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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December 15, 2021 Edited by AgentSapphire Edited without comment.
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