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"Look, Ryan," he said. "I'm in trouble and I don't have time to tell you about it. Just take me and my motorcycle with you, and don't ask questions."

"To school?" Ryan was surprised.

Ralph's pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain Vi...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1998 by Scholastic (first published 1982)
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Jade Nichole
Ralph,a small,smart mouse living in a hotel with his big family.They try to stay out of sight.Ralph decides he needs to leave the hotel. Riding his small motorcycle around just isn't safe anymore,especially when his cousins are constantly begging to ride it. Ryan, a small boy that lives in the hotel with his single mother is one of the few people that can hear and understand Ralph when he talks. Ralph one day gets Ryan to take him to school so he can start a new life there, but finds out it's no...more
Bryce Akey
The main character is Ralph S. Mouse. Ralph and his little cousins make a mess at the Mountain View Inn. Ralph decides that it would be better if he left the inn. He persuades his friend, Ryan, to take him to school with him. All of the class instantly falls in love with Ralph. Ralph gets mad when the class tells him that he has to run in a maze, and Ryan won’t give him back his motorcycle until he runs the maze. Ralph’s motorcycle gets wrecked when Ryan get in a fight.

Ralph is the main charac...more
Aaron Schroeder
I really enjoyed reading "Ralph S. Mouse". Ralph is at school. The only way for him to get back to the inn and get his motorcycle is to make it through the maze the class created. The plot surprised me a bit and was very interesting. I recommend this book to all ages because it is very easy to read and is enjoyable.
Cheryl in CC NV
I do love the Ralph stories. And not just because I'm married to a Ralph; I loved them when I was a kid. But then, don't most kids like stories like Stuart Little, The Borrowers, and The Indian in the Cupboard? Cleary's vision is among the most exciting, and the most heartwarming, of the 'genre.'
Cathy
Feb 03, 2014 Cathy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Battle of the Book
Ralph's pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain View Inn. So Ralph persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school. Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan's classmates. But he doesn't like being forced to run through a maze or the threat of an exterminator coming to the school. Worst of all, Ryan gets into a fight with a classmate, and Ralph's precious mot...more
Julie Decker
Beverly Cleary's books about a smart mouse who rides a motorcycle are fanciful and a little strange, and though I enjoyed reading the story, I tend to prefer when Ms. Cleary writes realistic situations. There's nothing wrong with writing fantastical situations like talking genius mice--I'm a fantasy author, I know!--but I think the author's major strength is creating recognizable, relatable situations that children see themselves in, and this more whimsical presentation of a mouse protagonist me...more
Laura
I have read Beverly Cleary’s Dear Mr. Henshaw and wasn’t too impressed by it. However, a friend encouraged me to try Ms. Cleary’s Ralph S. Mouse series. I’m glad she did - as I had resigned Ms. Cleary’s books to my ‘unlikeable’ pile, I probably would never have read this cute little story.

The Story.

Pb-b-b, b-b-b. Oh, how Ralph loves his motorcycle! His favorite place to ride it is in the hotel lobby where he can skid through the puddles and ride under the beautiful grandfather clock. Mmmm-mm! It...more
Madeline
Ralph is a mouse who lives in a hotel. Unlike most mice, Ralph can speak to certain humans (only humans who have a passion for fast vehicles and a certain loneliness about them). When he is sick and tired of his younger relative mice bugging him to ride his motorcycle, Ralph convinces his friend, a human boy named Ryan, to let him live at school. While in the new strange surroundings Ralph has many experiences: becoming a popular guest of Ryan’s class, roaming the school hallways after hours, ar...more
Hassatou Sow
the thing that i think of this book is that i gave it five stars because it was so amazing and it is about ralph and his motorcycle was going to school with ryan because his sisters and brother is going to tell on him for not letting them rides and him and his pesky cousin accidentally make a mess at mountain view inn and ralph is wory because matt might get fired because of him and his cousin.ralph decides that he better leave mountain view inn and so he acts ryan his best friend to take him to...more
Gale
"School was never like this, Stuart Little!"

Hooray! Our freewheeling motorcyclist mouse pal is back—just as spunky and determined to continue his not-so-secret lifestyle as a Night Rider at the Mountain View Inn. No reforms for our Ralph! This time he has a new boy to train as his pit crew/accomplice in daredevil, hot wheel antics.

Family problems plus a guilty conscience result in Ralph’s taking a vacation from the Inn (call it Cooling off); he spends a week at Ryna’s school. When the clever...more
Drew D'ambra
Dec 29, 2009 Drew D'ambra rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids 8-11
Recommended to Drew by: I found it
Ralph S. Mouse written by Beverly Cleary is an adventure book. A little brown mouse was found underneath the couch in Ryan's apartment. He was waiting under there and watching T.V. until night time and everyone was asleep so he could ride his motorcycle. Ralph S. Mouse is the main character and the S. stands for smart which was given to him by the little boy Ryan who finds him. Ralph is smart, adventurous mouse who's motorcycle is is most prized possession. Ryan is in the fourth grade and he is...more
Michelle Crawford
Just finished reading this book to my daughter. It lacked character development that even a five year could detect. I thought Ralph was a bit annoying and self-righteous and that he didn't really transcend into a higher level of understanding following his forays into the human environment. There were so many opportunities for this story to encompass deeper lessons. Now reading Charlotte's Web with my daughter; a great work of children's literature.
Jeff
This story is about a mouse named Ralph. Ralph lives with a boy named Ryan. Ralph the mouse has a motorcycle he likes to ride. Ryan brings Ralph to school with him and the kids at school really like Ralph. There are worries about the school exteriminator and whether Ralph will be safe at the school. The story is for the 8 - 12 year old child. There are some real life situations dealt with in this story that the intended audience may be able to relate to. The story touches on a school yard fight...more
Samantha
I got this out of the library for my 1st grader. His teacher had read the story to the class over the period of a week or so. He loved the story so much, he wanted to read it for himself. Unfortunately, (while I was certain we own a copy) I couldn't find our copy, and the library copy was already checked out. So, we got the audiobook for him to listen to in his room. He listened to it every day for 4 or 5 days until his little brother asked to have the music back at bedtime. I ended up downloadi...more
Ashley
Our first audio book to listen to in the car for school drop-off and pick-up. I've always loved Beverly Cleary, and the kids liked Ralph. I cringed at some of the language (like "stupid"), but still a good time to talk about perceptions and perspectives.
Tracy
I don't recall how many times I read about Ralph and his adventures over the years. I do know that my little child self was very disappointed my own hamster Sweetie-Pie was not as talented as to know how to ride a motorcycle. ;)
Stella
This was much better than the second book in this series (The Mouse and the Motorcycle), but still not as good as the first. My 7 and 9 year olds enjoyed this story though and I guess my opinion is not as important as theirs.
Haadi
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Elizabeth
Three and a half stars... In this tale, Ralph, of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" fame relocates from the hotel where he lives to Room 5 at Irwin J. Sneed Elementary School. This story has more conflict in it than its predecessor: Ralph doesn't want to share his motorcycle with his cousins, he nearly loses his friend, Matt, his job at the hotel, he becomes lonely at the school, he is misunderstood, and his motorcycle breaks. It's resolved nicely at the end, and I suppose the issues of selfishness...more
Sheri
I re-read this book while in search of a good read-aloud for my kids. Cleary's tale of a very human mouse who not only rides a motorcycle but also can speak--though very few can understand him--is an engaging one in which he flees to school in attempt to save his motorcycle from destruction and his friend from being fired. The personalities and conflicts in the story seem fairly true to the early-to-mid elementary years, and all is neatly tied up in the end, which is a nice touch for young reade...more
Jacob Razer
riding a motorcycle is dangerous for a mouse.they had a mouse exhibit.it was awesome and i loved it.
Story
When we finished, 4-year-old Abel exclaimed, "Now we can read Ralph 4!" I don't think there is such a thing, but I was happy he loved the book. I don't quite know how to give ratings to kids books, so perhaps I shouldn't. Nearly any story with a plot and a little excitement seems to be a child's favorite book at the moment you're reading it. I found the 2nd and 3rd Ralph books not quite as good as the first...or perhaps I was getting bored of reading about him and should not have done them back-...more
Amelia
Perfect book series for helping a young boy reader fall in love with books.
Rainier
(1st paragraph Dictated to mom)

Shouldn't this book be the first one in the Ralph S. Mouse series? I think it should. On pg. 116, the girls think about Ralph having a mouse wedding. It takes place after he gets a motor cycle because Brad, who is mean, breaks his motorcycle into two. Brad is a boy who visits the hotel. And Ralph gets a sports car in the place of his motorcycle. Brad and Ryan, who is also a boy who lives in a hotel, give him the sports car.

Location:school 93% hotel 7%
Brad does not...more
Kate
Read this out loud to Jason. He enjoyed it.
Xiao Wen
This is a book about a different type of friendship. Actually, friendships are not only between people and people, it can be with animals also. In this book, Ryan's best friend is the mouse that lives in his house, Ralph. Also, although people always think that mice are bad, but from this book, you will realize that mice are not that evil, it may help people in their lives too, because Ralph helps Ryan a lot in this story, Ralph is important in Ryan's life. Base on that, we understand that why s...more
Colleen Mertens
I read this because my daughter likes to have "book club" at home, and this was one of her choices. It is a cute story that continues the adventures of Ralph S. Mouse from "The Mouse and the Motorcycle". Ralph goes to school in this book to be free from the large family he has at an inn. The lessons he learns about what really matters resonate as much today as when the book was first written. I won't give away too much so my daughter has time to finish on her own. A good choice to read if you ha...more
H.L. Stephens
Enjoyed this book immensely
Natalie Poe
3rd Grade reading list
Emily White
- Read to my son at bedtime.
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Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour. Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice ("Beezus"), Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse.

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