Skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, an absent-minded father, an eighteen foot, half-finished canoe in the living roomwelcome to the North home! Nothings surprising at the North residence. Not even eleven-year-old Sterlings 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 adventureswimming, fishing, exploring the countryside togetheruntil the spring day when everything suddenly changes and Sterling realizes he must let Rascal go. This heartwarming and delightful memoir of a boys 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 literatures most captivating and endearing animals.
A Newbery Honor Book
An ALA Notable Childrens Book
A NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
cover with diff pic... B&W sketch of boy and racoon
Pre teens will love this delightful story of the friendliest raccoon on earth.
While the author as a boy struggled with changes and problems in his life he had a wonderful, if hard to cope with, friend - his raccoon Rascal.
This is a very good book for a middle schooler.
This book is great for boys 5th -6th grade that like to read about animals and historical times.
What a great book. It was the genesis for my own desire to have a pet racoon as a child.
"Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover."-Chicago Tribune
Book is illustrated.
Written by Sterling North
Skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, an absentminded father, and an 18-foot, half-finished canoe filling the livingroom-welcome to the North home! Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home to join the menagerie. But soon the mischievous racoon is ready to join Sterling win swimming, fishing, and camping excursions. They're partners and best friends for a perfect year of adventure-until the spring day when suddenly everything changes.
"Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy RASCAL, from cover to cover."--Chicago Tribune
This is a true hardcover story of a boy who befriended a wild raccoon.