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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

By Beverly Cleary, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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.

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.

  • Grade level: 3
  • Interest Level: 3-7
  • Guided Reading Level: O
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780380709243
  • ISBN 10: 0380709244
  • ISBN 13: 9780380709243
  • Pages: 208
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
  • Juvenile Fiction / Transportation / General
  • Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.

Chicago TribuneOne 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!

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3,4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3,4,5,5a,5c
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