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Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: B. D. Wong Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Series:The Ralph S. Mouse Series Release Date: January 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780061373800

Publisher Description

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary ramps up the humor and adventure in the second book in the Ralph S. Mouse trilogy.

With a motorcycle to rev and the open road to see, Ralph S. Mouse is itching to run away from his overprotective family! But once he escapes to a summer campground nearby, the horrors of the wild make him doubt his plan. Angry cats, scary watchdogs, and grouchy gophers are only the half of it...

But then he befriends Garf, a sad and friendless boy at the camp. Though he wants desperately to be back home with his relatives, Ralph realizes that he may need to help Garf before he can help himself.

Runaway Ralph is perfect for independent reading or for shared reading at home or in a classroom. This fun story is the second of a trilogy, along with The Mouse and the Motorcycle 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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Quotes

  • “Cleary again successfully combines fantasy and reality.”

    - Booklist
  • “Readers will find a protagonist to cheer for in this engaging story. And many will identify with Ralph's impatience to do grown up things and his curiosity about the world.”

    - Children’s Literature

Awards

  • A National Medal of Arts recipient
  • A School Library Journal Best Book

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I though this book was a good book "

    - A.j., 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this with my 7 year old nephew. We both enjoyed it. It wasn't spectacular or anything, but enjoyable. We haven't read the first book in the series yet, so maybe we would have loved this more if we had. "

    - Heather, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Funny how a mouse can ride a mini motorcycle. "

    - Winnie, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A classic! Spend many childhood evenings reading this over and over. Can't get enough of that crazy Ralph! "

    - Ana, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another story of Ralph - my kids love these! "

    - Julie, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun story for elementary age kids. "

    - Melanie, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I gave this book a for stars because it is amazing book unlike the movie it has stuffed animals in it but the movie is still good. I like the part where he almost gets eaten by a cat. I do not think you cat hold a mouse as a pet. "

    - Zachary, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Eliza and I read this together. As always, I find Ralph S. Mouse to be delightful. We really enjoyed this book. "

    - Amanda, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute continuation of Mouse and the Motorcycle, but I didn't like the story as well. My 4 year old loved it. The word "stupid" is used frequently, I don't care for my kids using that word so I substituted it. "

    - Rachel, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Lily's favorite part, I think, is trying to make the sound of the motorcycle--which is what makes it go. Pb-pb-b-b-b-b-b. "

    - Kristin, 10/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this with my kids because it was one of my favorites. It's a lot more fun with Jacob making the motorcycle noises. "

    - Megan, 10/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really fun to read. I remember pretending Ralph was on my toy motorcycles. "

    - Micah, 9/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " even though i reccomend it to ages 8-12 it is a verry cute book and cvan be read at any age. "

    - Karen, 6/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Bedtime book. I didn't like this one nearly as much as The Mouse and The Motorcycle. And I don't think the kids liked it as much either. "

    - Shauntel, 5/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " February read-aloud with the 5 year old "

    - Nicole, 5/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Audrey and I accidentally read these out of order, but it was still a good series. The Mouse and the motorcycle was by far the best, but we enjoyed all of them. "

    - DeNae, 4/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listened to this one on tape. It's about the continuing story of Ralph and his motorcycle, but he decides to leave the mountainview Inn and go to camp. Funny and enjoyable! "

    - Lisa, 4/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good sequel. Emma really enjoyed the suspense of the cat vs. mouse interactions, and it was really sweet to see her rooting for Ralph and being so excited to see what happens. Looking forward to reading the final book in the series soon. "

    - beth, 11/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Something about a little mouse with a toy motorcycle and half a ping pong ball as a helmet won me over as I kid when my teacher read this to us. I have this on my shelf now and it's one of the few books I've re-read more then 3 times. "

    - Michelle, 10/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " a cute story of a mouse "

    - Theresa, 8/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " it was one of the best mouse books .if you like the book a mouse called wolf you will like this book. ralph does not like sharing his moter sighcle with his brothers and siters so he runs away at 10 pm. "

    - Mrs., 6/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another pbbbbbb with the added bonus of summer camp as a setting. I'll never forget the scene between Ralph and the overstuffed hamster, incarcerated together in the activity cabin. Perfection! "

    - Nessa, 2/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another victory for my fiction-leery 8-year-old son. :) (He read the last chapter on his own because he was dying to know what happened. :) ) "

    - Shannon, 12/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A evil smirking, thieveing cat! A "clean, odorless and alert" hamster friend! A well-meaning, protective, eager to please guard dog! Ralph, you are so adventurous. "

    - Colin, 11/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another Ralph S. Mouse favorite of mine! Just got finished reading this one to my 5th grade class, and they loved it! They couldn't wait each day until story time to hear what Ralph was going to go through next! "

    - Jamiegee, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Adorable little mouse. had to read #3! "

    - Vixenfur, 7/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Aww, sweet little Ralph! It's so strange that I love these kids books about animals but in real life I would FREAK OUT if I saw a mouse, and REALLY freak out if one talked to me. hah! "

    - Anna, 7/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " all these books were great and funny, so if you want to, read these books! "

    - Benjamin, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this book has alot of mouse lines but it is kind of funny this book also teaches a lesson that a mouse is smart not dumb.P.S. S. stands for smart. "

    - Ben, 2/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ryan might have been a little young to care about these books but I made him listen anyway. "

    - Shawna, 7/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I would read these books out loud to my nephew when he was young - I never thought he was listening...but to this day, he still remembers those little "brmmmmmm" noises to get that motorcycle going! "

    - Jacqueline, 3/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " They don't come any better than this when you are nine. "

    - Eric, 11/9/2007
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you you havent read these, read them now "

    - Charis, 6/16/2007
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read The Mouse and the Motercycle many many times. "

    - Angie, 4/6/2007

About the Author

Beverly Cleary (1916–2021) was an American author of highly acclaimed fiction for children and young adults, including the Henry Huggins series, Ramon Quimby series, stand-alone novels, picture books, and two memoirs. Some of her many awards include the Newbery Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts. She was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that she learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Her books continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.

About the Narrator

B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl, and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and The X-Files.