A Beverly Cleary podcast with Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.


Runaway Ralph

The small brown mouse named Ralph who was hiding under the grandfather clock did not have much longer to wait before he could ride his motorcycle. The clock had struck eight already, and then eight thirty.

Phil Gonzales and John McCoy

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