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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 189 pages
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A Newbery Honor Book

Celebrating 50 years of a beloved classic!

Nothing's surprising in the North household, not even Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything together--until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.

Rascal is a heartwarming boyhood memoir that continues to find its way into the hearts of readers fifty years later. This special anniversary edition includes the book's classic illustrations restored to their original splendor, as well as a letter from the author's daughter, and material from the illustrator's personal collection.

"Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover."--Chicago Tribune

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A classic adventure for animal lovers of all ages, especially those young rascals who love to explore the outdoors. The writing is easy for younger readers to follow and the plot is enjoyable enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - aakauff - LibraryThing

This coming-of-age tale is the story of the author’s own adventures as a young boy who adopts a mischievous raccoon, appropriately named Rascal. A Newbery Honor book, Rascal is a great adventure for ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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.

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