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Ralph S. Mouse (Ralph S. Mouse #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  5,581 Ratings  ·  205 Reviews
"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
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ebook, 192 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers (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
Sam
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a lot of people like Marcello, James, and my brother Benjamin
I liked this book the best of the series about Ralph. I liked that Ralph S. Mouse was smart enough to run a really hard maze. Ralph got his name from Ryan because he was smart. The 'S' stands for smart. One of Ryan's classmates asked him, "What's his last name?" and he answered, "Mouse."

Ryan's classmates were writing poems about Ralph S. Mouse because they wanted to have a mouse exhibit. One of Ryan's classmates had a poem. Brad wrote this poem. "Mouses are dumb. They are not very good animals.
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Gina
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children
This one was a definite improvement on Runaway Ralph. The story came to a satisfying and cute conclusion, not lingering on inactive sections too long and spurring on character development in a believable way.
Jashana
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely re-read of a cute little children's book I've always liked. :-)
Leigha's Little Library
It was cute, but I did not like it as much as the first one.
Drew Graham
Ralph S. (stands for Smart) Mouse and his family are in danger of being discovered and exterminated, so he comes up with a plan -- he convinces the housekeeper's son Ryan to take him along to school, where Ralph can broaden his horizons and gain more education and keep the hotel staff's jobs secure. Before long he finds himself the subject of a class project, having the run of the school during the night, and trying to clear his good name from some bad press, not to mention his quest to reclaim ...more
Hunter Soerens
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Ralph S. Mouse

Personal Response

This book was really interesting. It was fun to read about all the things that mice might actually be thinking. It was also cool to see that a little mouse could make two kids best friends. It’s nice to see that It has real life scenarios.


Plot

When midnight struck at a hotel way up in the mountains, a mouse named Ralph came riding out of his hole on a motorcycle. He went right through the puddles of muddy water and anything else he can go through with it. His rel
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Samantha
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
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
Cathy
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  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
Scott
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I don't know how it happened but a few days ago I realized this is one of only two or three of Beverly Cleary's books that I had never read so...off to the library I went to pick this one up.

It was really good.
I probably would have loved it as a kid and I still really enjoyed it as an adult.

The third book in the adventures of the mouse and his motorcycle.
Funny and touching at the same time.

Pick it up. Read it yourself. Read it to your kids.
Liz
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Not as good as the first two but a nice ending to the series.
Hassatou Sow
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finish-reading
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
Angie
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
Synopsis: "In this third and final Mouse novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, Ralph heads to school to see what humans do all day . . . and to discover what the S in Ralph S. Mouse stands for!

With his rowdy cousins constantly wearing out his motorcycle and the Mountain View Inn manager threatening to take care of the mouse infestation once and for all, Ralph decides it's time to get away for a while. He convinces his human friend Ryan to take him along to school, where Ralph i
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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
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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
Annette
The final entry in the Mouse trilogy is probably my favorite. There is considerably more plot movement that in the first two, and Ralph, while still essentially mousey in his character, does rise above himself and act out of genuine altruism - in other words, This time he runs away to save Matt's job rather than because he's upset with his cousins! The human characters are better developed too, and everything wraps up to the mutual satisfaction of all players. A worthy conclusion to a series tha ...more
Aaron Schroeder
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Joy
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new series of Beverly Cleary books for me. Interesting but I prefer people books to animals, generally. A pre-read to recommend to my grandchildren.
Wendy
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving these Beverly Cleary books as much as my daughter is. I hope she'll let me read aloud to her for years to come. Classics!
Niharikaa
It was a little bit boring,but at the end it was interesting.
Liesl
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ralph S. Mouse starts in the same hotel that is the setting for The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Ralph just wants some space to ride his motorcycle, but all his relatives have moved into the hotel for the winter and he can’t ride in peace because they want to ride it. He asks Ryan, the hotel’s housekeeper’s lonely son, to take him and his motorcycle to school so he can ride in peace. When another kid spots Ralph in Ryan’s pocket, he becomes the inspiration for a class unit that will culminate in R ...more
Blue
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
While not as magical as the first, this book was better but different. This book focuses on Ralph seeing and getting involved with (although not necessarily fixing) problems between two children, more than Ralph own desire for play and adventure. If you want to read this to get more of the whimsy of the first book you will be dissappointed, as it is far more serious, but in terms of having children's books addressing more real issues this is still soft and light. The writing or style or somethin ...more
Theresa
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Ralph goes on another adventure. This time to an Elementary School.

Ralph is once again tired of his relatives. He's also frightened of causing Matt to lose his job. When the chance comes to go away to school he jumps at it.

While he is there, he and the children learn a lot from each other. I think that Ralph may have learned the most. Ralph also meets another young boy and has to decide whether he wants to continue disliking him or if he wants to give him another try. Sometimes people aren't who
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Colleen
I'm sorry, but I just don't enjoy Ralph as a character. I don't think he's a good example, not someone I would want my kid emulating. Some of the other characters are ok. This book's saving grace was the friendship developed between two boys, the other main characters. I still think only the first book in this series is worth reading. And even then, if you want a book about a talking mouse, Stuart Little is much better.
Sheri S.
This was a fun little follow-up book to the Mouse and the Motorcycle. Ralph is on to other adventures and visits his new friend, Ryan's, classroom where he becomes the center of attention. Once again, Ralph gets into trouble involving his motorcycle and leaving crumbs out in the open. Together, Ryan and Ralph learn many lessons during their time together. Despite their challenges, all turns out well for Ralph and Ryan in the end!
Kristyn
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-alouds
All three of my kids loved this book and were deeply invested in what happened to Ralph. They remembered what we had read even if a week had gone by since we last picked up the book.

Read-aloud, boys, ages 8, 6, 3.
Melissa Namba
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnamba
a nice ending to the ralph trilogy. I like that the real behaviors of mice are used, such as thier need to chew things and poop everywhere. it doesn't gloss over that. I know my brother's kids will enjoy this book.
MCK
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED all of the Beverly Cleary books and read all of them as a kid. - Don't really remember exactly what years, but probably between 1974 and 1978. The Ralph S. Mouse series was by far my favorite!
Stefu Smith
I liked these books as a kid--so I read this to my 7-year old. She enjoyed it, but I ended up deciding that Ralph is....kind of a self-centered jerk. It seems his whole reason for being is to fulfill his own selfish desires. At least the humans in the book had some redeeming qualities.
Monica Hocking
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a very good book about a mouse that goes to school for a week and tells of his experience and what he learned in 5th grade class. He learns from this experience and betters his attitude when he returns to his home. Very good book!
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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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Ralph S. Mouse (3 books)
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1)
  • Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, #2)