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El ratoncito de la moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

El ratoncito de la moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Beverly Cleary
 

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Ralph es un ratoncito aburrido de vivir siempre con su famalia en la habitacion de un viejo hotel. Un dia, descubre que la habitacion esta ocupada por un chico mut aficionado a todo aquello que tenga que ver con al motor y que ademas posee una buena coleccion de coches y motos de juguete. Cuando nadie lo ve, Ralph sube a la mesita de noche donde se encuentra

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Ralph es un ratoncito aburrido de vivir siempre con su famalia en la habitacion de un viejo hotel. Un dia, descubre que la habitacion esta ocupada por un chico mut aficionado a todo aquello que tenga que ver con al motor y que ademas posee una buena coleccion de coches y motos de juguete. Cuando nadie lo ve, Ralph sube a la mesita de noche donde se encuentra estacionada la moto que le tiene robado el corazon. . .

Y encima de la moto, ¿de que no va a ser capaz un ratoncito motorizado?

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Gr 3-5-This now-classic tale first published in English (HarperCollins, 1986) has been nicely translated into Spanish. Ralph is a reckless little mouse living with his extended family in Room 215 of the Hotel Bellavista (Mountain View Inn in the English version). When new guests come to stay in the room, Ralph is surprised and delighted that the boy in the family, Keith, can communicate with him. Better still, Keith has an entire fleet of snazzy miniature cars as well as a bright red motorcycle with shiny chrome fenders sized perfectly for a mouse. As they become friends, the boy and the mouse have to learn to trust each other. Ralph has to show the boy that he can be trusted to ride the motorcycle. Keith promises to provide the mouse family with "room service" for as long as he resides at the hotel. The relationship between the two protagonists is realistic in its lack of sentimentality. They deal with each other in an admiring and straightforward manner while maintaining an age-appropriate self-involvement that will resonate with kids. Cleary does a wonderful job of imagining exciting and dangerous mouse adventures involving snarling dogs, rodent-averse maids, hungry owls, and ruthless exterminators. Darling's pen-and-ink illustrations hit the perfect comic note and are well positioned throughout the text. The dialog and the settings still seem fresh and current. This action-packed story will hold the attention of an entire class at story time and can be read by the most reluctant of readers. Recommended for school and public libraries. Also a safe bet for bookstore shelves.
—Maria Otero-Boisvert, "Criticas" Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613672207
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Ralph Mouse Series , #1
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,351,116
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and, until she was old enough to attend school, lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged with the State Library to have books sent to Yamhill and acted as librarian in a lodge room upstairs over a bank. There young Beverly learned to love books. However, when the family moved to Portland, Beverly soon found herself in the grammar school's 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 was suggesting that she should write for boys and girls 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. And so Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and her other beloved characters were born.

When children ask Mrs. Cleary where she finds her ideas, she replies, "From my own experience and from the world around me." She included a passage about the D.E.A.R. program in Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (second chapter) because she was inspired by letters she received from children who participated in "Drop Everything and Read" activities. Their interest and enthusiasm encouraged her to provide the same experience to Ramona, who enjoys D.E.A.R. time with the rest of her class.

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 2003 National Medal of Artfrom the National Endowment of the Arts and the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw. Her Ramona and Her Father and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 were named 1978 and 1982 Newbery Honor Books, respectively.

Among Mrs. Cleary's other awards are the American Library Association's 1975 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Catholic Library Association's 1980 Regina Medal, and the University of Southern Mississippi's 1982 Silver Medallion, all presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. In addition, Mrs. Cleary was the 1984 United States author nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, a prestigious international award.

Equally important are the more than 35 statewide awards Mrs. Cleary's books have received based on the direct votes of her young readers. In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children's literature, Beverly Cleary was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. This witty and warm author is truly an international favorite. Mrs. Cleary's books appear in over twenty countries in fourteen languages and her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. And her popularity has not diminished. HarperCollins Children's Books recently announced that the film option for Cleary's classic book character, Ramona Quimby, had been sold to Fox 2000 and Denise DiNovi Productions. In addition, Portland, Oregon has proudly created The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children featuring bronze statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy, in the park where Beverly used to play.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Carmel, California
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1916
Place of Birth:
McMinnville, Oregon
Education:
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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El Ratoncito De La Moto (The Mouse And The Motorcycle) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All kids under 12 should read it!;):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for kids! It is so entertaining! This is a great book for third graders. Hope you like it!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid book