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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 1st 1990
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
Reading level and Leveling System: Guided Reading: V Lexile Measure: 1140L Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home. He and the mischievous raccoon are best friends for a perfect year of adventure. Since this is a chapter book, I think good activities for this book could include a...
One of my great childhood favorites, the true story of a boy and his raccoon (and dog and cats and skunks etc) where no animals die. The worst that can be said of young Sterling is that he shouldn't have let his dog dig out the raccoon den, nor taken one of the kittens to raise. But it was 1916 and ...
What a delightful book! Sterling North's memoir of May 1918 - April 1919 follows an 11 year old Sterling's adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal. Rascal is adorable and hilarious and I'm sure my students will come to adore him every bit as much as I did. My favorite scene was the first time Ras...
Rascal is a perfectly crafted book. It's entertaining and simple enough to appeal to youngsters, yet has enough complexity and fine prose to enchant adult readers. I loved it when I first read it at age eleven, and I loved it even more this second time through, when I'm old enough to...well, old e...
I ABSOLUTELY ADORED THIS BOOK WHEN I READ THIS AS A KID! ALL ANIMAL LOVERS SHOULD READ THIS!