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
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
* Estimate from Reading Length