Strap on your motorcycle helmets and get ready to take an adventure with Ralph S. Mouse! On Episode 129, Alli and her guest discuss Beverly Cleary’s 1965 middle grade novel The Mouse and the Motorcycle. They chat about mice in kid lit and do an extensive compare and contrast between Ralph and Stuart Little. They talk about the fun of stories that take place in a hotel setting and the challenges of discussing nostalgia. They consider The Mouse and the Motorcycle as a fantasy story and the book’s more gendered elements… and so much more!
Anand Kalra is the founding director of Uncaged Librarian Arts & Information, which produced Octavia of Earth, the documusical inspired by the life of sci-fi luminary Octavia E. Butler. Follow along on Instagram (@uncagedlibrarian) and Facebook.