Rascal

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 189 pages
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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.

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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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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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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. After writing the autobiographical "Rascal," he won a host of literary awards.
Jim Weiss is a nationally acclaimed storyteller and recording artist. He is the recipient of over 31 major awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and more.

John Schoenherr was born in New York City on July 5, 1935. He received a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1956. During his lifetime, he illustrated numerous books for children and adults including The Wolfling and Rascal by Sterling North, Gentle Ben by Walt Morey, The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix, Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert, Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, and The Illustrated Dune by Frank Herbert. He won a Caldecott Medal in 1988 for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and a Hugo award in 1965 for his science fiction artwork. He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on April 8, 2010 at the age of 74.

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