• Type: Books
  • By: Sterling North
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Kate N.
  • ISBN/UPC: 0140344454
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Share this one with the children in your life.

When eleven-year-old Sterling North – the independent, slightly-lonely son of a single father – finds a baby raccoon during an outdoor expedition, he knows that he must adopt the helpless creature. Soon the animal (christened “Rascal”) becomes a member of the family, fishing with Sterling, sharing his bed, befriending the locals in their small Wisconsin town and even celebrating Christmas. Rascal’s true adventures are as hilarious and surprising as any fictional character’s, and North’s rich, reflective descriptions make this an enjoyable read for adults as well as children. Take this book on a family vacation and entertain your kids with this beautifully-written look at a time gone by and a memorable friendship.