Overview The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon
Skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, an absent-minded father, aneighteen foot, half-finished canoe in the living room--welcome to the North home Nothing's surprising at the North residence. Not even eleven-year-old Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home to join his unusual family. The mischievous raccoon and Sterling are partners and best friends for a perfect year of adventure--swimming, fishing, exploring the countryside together--until the spring day when everything suddenly changes and Sterling realizes he must let Rascal go. This heartwarming and delightful memoir of a boy's friendship with a wild animal, and his growing awareness of the world around him, has become a treasured classic. Rascal has taken his place among literature's most captivating and endearing animals.
Awards and Recognitions Rascal by Sterling North has received the following awards and recognitions -
Newbery Medal - 1964 Honor Book - Children's category
Citations And Professional Reviews Rascal by Sterling North has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 288
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 218
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 222
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 1998
ISBN 0140344454 ISBN13 9780140344455 UPC 051488005995
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More About Sterling North
Sterling North was born into a family of poets and was himself first published at age eight. He went on to have a career as a journalist and literary editor of several well-respected newspapers. Sterling North won a host of literary awards during his lifetime, including a Newbery Honor for the autobiographical Rascal.