The Mouse and the Motorcycle

by Beverly Cleary

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1965

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 860L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level o

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Nene Award (1969), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award (1968), Iowa Children's Choice Award, William Allen White Children's Book Award

Number of Pages: 176 pages

Approximate Word Count: 53,680 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 34 minutes reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle at 250 words per minute.

Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins

Book Themes: Friendship, Dangerous Mission

Genre: Fiction, Children's Literature

Setting: the Mountain View Inn, a battered resort hotel in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California

Important Quote: Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.

First Line: Keith, the boy in the rumpled shorts and shirt, did not know he was being watched as he entered Room 215 of the Mountain View Inn.

Point of View: Third Person

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