Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph

Runaway Ralph

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Tracy Dockray and Paul Zelinsky
Book #2 in the Ralph Mouse Series
8 - 12
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Nov 1, 1970
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“The rousing notes of the bugle and the laughter and shouting increased the feeling of rebellion within Ralph. As the last strains of the bugle call hovered in the clear mountain air, Ralph made up his mind. He knew now what he was going to do. He was going to run away. Fed up with his timid mother and uncle and his squirmy little cousins, Ralph hops onto his toy motorcycle and zooms down the road to summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn’t such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    November 1, 1970
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
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