Ridiculed in school because of her intelligence, Melissa takes comfort only in her ailing parents, who she cares for daily. As they approach death, they introduce her to Ralph's Place, a land full of mysterious creatures and experiences that children can only enter through their dreams.
Melissa grows to become a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches mathematics. Despite her success, she can't forget her childhood and continues to seek the physical location of Ralph's Place. Eventually, a magician with the ability to teleport people decides to help Melissa with her search. And together, they are able to turn Ralph's Place into an enchanted experience for a family with an only child.
Ralph Creston, a fourteen-year-old boy, moves with his parents outside of the city after his dad accepts a new job. There he meets another boy named Ralph, who has an unusual request: tell the three-legged dog named Sam that he will be missed. And with that, Ralph is propelled into a series of adventures as he moves into a mansion full of possibility and promise.
Both children and adults will love Ralph's Place, a coming-of-age fantasy by author C. Michael Bennis.
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About the Author
Author and speaker C. Michael Bennis lives in Tucson, Arizona. A former toy and advertising executive, he now enjoys creating magical worlds as a writer. His fourth novel, Ralph's Place, is a rich fantasy inspired by the daily bedtime stories he first created nightly for his son Alex, who succumbed to cancer at six-years old, and later for Daniel who was a fan for many years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Did not understand this book at all. It jumped from children's subjects, such as talking animals and magicians, to adult subjects, such as NASA and FBI. The dialogue between the characters was extremely unrealistic. Real people just don't talk like this. The cover of this book is also not impressive.