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by | Read by B.D. Wong

Children Ages 8+ • 2 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1965

Jaunty opening music sets the tone for the adventures of Ralph the mouse as he discovers the magical toy motorcycle belonging to a young guest at the hotel where Ralph lives. When Ralph takes a terrible fall--into the wastebasket--the boy, Keith, must rescue him. While it's easy for a boy to help a mouse, later Ralph must brave the dangers of "the outside" and the dreaded "ground floor" in order to help his new friend. B.D. Wong narrates at a pace that allows listeners to appreciate how truly funny Cleary's story is. The old inn is peopled with a several guests and a housekeeping staff, each of whom expresses a particular attitude toward mice in a unique voice. Especially distinctive are the voices of Ralph's extended family, who certainly must have had ancestors in the Catskills of New York. R.H.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-06-128426-7 $15.95 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Harper Audio • 2007

DD ISBN multiple sources

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