Runaway Ralph by Beverly ClearyRunaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary

Runaway Ralph

byBeverly ClearyIllustratorJacqueline Rogers

Paperback | March 18, 2014

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

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.


Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew...
Title:Runaway RalphFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.5 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380709538

ISBN - 13:9780380709533

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


From Our Editors

Ralph and his motorcycle have been the subject of three delightful adventures by Newbery Medallist Beverly Cleary: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ralph S. Mouse and this favourite, Runaway Ralph. In this on-the-road adventure, Ralph decides to travel to a summer camp for some good times and along the way, meets a guard dog and a hungry cat! Readers between eight and 12 will enjoy Ralph’s escapades by the author of Dear Mr. Henshaw and the Ramona books.

Editorial Reviews

"Cleary again successfully combines fantasy and reality." (Booklist)