Rascal

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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


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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About the author

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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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Feb 1, 1990
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781101660492
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Pets
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Boys & Men
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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