Rascal Author:Sterling North Skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, an absent-minded father, an eighteen 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 misc... more »hievous 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. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Notable Children’s Book A NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book« less
This is actually an autobiography. Mr. North recounts when he was 11 years old and raised a young racoon, much to the chagrin of many neighbors. It is full of funny hijinks, exciting adventures, and true friendship. Everyone should read this book. It's well written and gives you an insight as to how times have changed.