Monday, 15 July 2013

Ralph and the motorcycle

Ralph and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
When this book started it was boring but when you get in further you will love this book!There,s so much action and adventure ,this book is about a mouse that is growing up and falls in love with a motorbike that a boy called Keith brings to the hotel,Ralph must get his hands on this machine.Join Ralph on his adventures,dangerous ones too.This book had me sitting on the edge if my seat also Beverly Cleary has other series I loved those too you can get these of amazon.Back to the story,in this book Ralph adventure is going to the out side world were owls hunt the night and cats prowl about in the day,Ralph actually encounters a cat, but not what he expects,he is being explained as a toy for cats not food and gets thrown and caught, but none of the kittens are listening,I recommend this to 7+.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1)
Author bio
Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and lived on a farm in Yam hill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged with the State Library to have books sent to Yam hill and acted as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. There, Beverly learned to love books.
A Struggling Reader
When the family moved to Portland, where Beverly attended grammar school and high school, she soon found herself in the low reading circle, an experience that has given her sympathy for the problems of struggling readers. By the third grade she had conquered reading and spent much of her childhood either with books or on her way to and from the public library. Before long her school librarian suggested that she write books for children when she grew up. The idea appealed to her, and she decided that someday she would write the books she longed to read, but was unable to find on the library shelves — funny stories about her neighborhood and the sort of children she knew.
Career Path
After graduation from junior college in Ontario, California, and the University of California at Berkeley, Beverly entered the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle. There she specialized in library work with children. She was the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, until she married Clarence Cleary and moved to California. The Cleary's are the parents of twins, now grown.
Advice to Children
Beverly's hobbies are travel and needlework. When children ask Beverly where she finds her ideas, she replies, “From my own experience and from the world around me.” Henry Huggins, written when she was in her early thirties, was her first attempt at writing. Her advice to the many children who write asking for “tips” on writing is for them to read widely while growing up, and when the time comes for them to write, they will find their own way of writing and will not need tips to guide them.

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