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Bonds of Need (Wicked Play, gI read this as a kid didn t really appreciate it since it was pretty much like my own childhood in many ways even though mine took place about 50 years later Reading it now in this age of child repression helicopter parents restrictive laws is both a treat terribly sad Myrandson will never know the freedom that we hadThe year this was published was about the first time my cousins
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"Riding The Tide Of The "the tide of the on Long Island s north shore into the Sound miles away A deca I came across this book the other day and had a vague remembrance of reading it as a child I enjoyed re reading this memoir It has something to offer both children and adults Dad and kids both liked this beautiful book Warm rich kind interesting Historical instructive a time traveling machine Kept kids uiet Kept Dad coming back for There were ineuities and wickednesses happening in that America but there were beauties too beauties that only an untamed land with a population full of hope even during the Great War can ive usEight year old irl It was funny and clever I liked the part where the
bully yells that thing about crazy raccoon Five year old boy Oh well I didnyells that thing about crazy raccoon Five year old boy Oh well I didn like this part very much but when his owner says he was carefully picking the cans the shining things at the store Ten year old boy I really loved Rascal He was so funny Then I liked how the writer wrote it He wrote in a ood way What sweet sorrow when this tale ended I loved spending time with a boy and his raccoon in bygone days One pleasant afternoon in 1918 eleven year old Sterling North along with his Saint Bernard Wowser and friend Oscar Sunderland were in Wentworth s woods There in the hollow base of a rotten stump hid a mother raccoon and her litter of four kits Angered and frightened by Wowser s intrusive digging mother and kits darted to safety but not before Oscar was able to capture one of the kits in his knit cap On that May 15th day young Sterling had no idea that this incident would mark the beginning a very unusual an Rascal is an American classic telling the story of how the boy Sterling found a little raccoon in the spring of 1818 and took him on as a pet While it took me a while to et into due to the very old language style and the fact that an adult was writing down memories of his childhood therefore not feeling very much like a child I can see why this is the perfect book for reading in schoolDue to the setting in 1918 and Sterling having a brother fighting in France World War I and its conseuences are described throughout mentioning the loss suffered by the families and also the wartime economy with even eleven year old Sterlin. 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 su.
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STORY WAS MADE INTO A SOwas made into a So I really do wish that I had encountered Sterling North s autobiographical and 1964 Newbery Honour winning novel Rascal when I was as a twelve year old voracious reader indeed often uite majorly despairing that for far too many children s novels featuring pets the endings often than not seemed to conclude with the animals in uestion either dying or novels featuring pets the endings often than not seemed to conclude with the animals in uestion either dying or to be euthanised needing
To Be Killed Andbe killed and uite horribly and painfully so with of course their enerally child or teenaged erstwhile owners left totally and utterly bereft and traumatised For while at the end of Rascal young Sterling does end up having to release his cherished raccoon back into the wild since Rascal as a sexually mature adult male raccoon is really no longer a suitable pet Rascal most happily and appreciatively simply ends with the scenario of Sterling setting his pet raccoon free to live his life and to also find a mate and not with Rascal turning vicious and dangerous and thus having to be killed or that Rascal is shot by hunters And indeed this to and for me truly does make Rascal oh so much readable agreeable and enjoyable than for example a novel such as Wilson Rawls Where the Red Fern Grows where the deaths of the main protagonist s two pet hounds have always been way way too devastating for me and almost deliberately painfully depicted leaving Rascal as a mostly sweetly delightful exotic pet tale with an ending that is of course also a trifle painful as Sterling does have to relinuish his raccoon but ultimately a conclusion both happy and yes also appropriate for Rascal as he would not have been able to remain with Sterling and his family once his sexual urges and instincts had established themselves With much description and a totally realistic and authentic feeling of historical time and place I most definitely have very much enjoyed Sterling North s printed words And yes the only reason why my ranking for Rascal is four and not yet five stars is that I personally and definitely am a trifle uncomfortable with how Sterling North obtains Rascal as a pet in the first place since I really do have my issues with the fact that Sterling and Oscar deliberately dig into a raccoon den and basically steal a young and helpless Rascal from his mother Just a beautiful and wonderful bookas a classic children s book it s a book that adults can also enjoy This story of a boy in Wisconsin raising a baby raccoon is a memoir and as such transported me to a time and place long one And you will never forget Rasca. Nal splendor as well as a letter from the author's daughter and material from the illustrator's personal collectionEveryone should knock off work sit beneath the nearest tree and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover Chicago Tribu. ,
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main part of this book however are descriptionspart of this book however are descriptions the American and especially Wisconsin flora and fauna Sterling knows a lot himself his Dad teaches him a lot and then there s his passion for observing the world around him My favourite image was that of the osprey On top of all that come two bonus points 1 The lovely raccoon art in the book inspiring you to create your own2 Sterling s love for poetry Nothing is better to teach a young kid how to love poetry than to show him another young kid doing just that I will probably read this a lot of time maybe for the
"descriptions of the landscape and animals alone In any case Wisconsin "of the landscape and animals alone In any case Wisconsin not ask for a better advertisement and I d love to visit it nowThus 5 shiny little stars that Rascal can steal if he wants 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 this second time through when I m old enough towell old enoughThis is Sterling North s account of 1918 1919 the year he was eleven and added a baby raccoon to his already large and unwieldy menagerie He already had pet skunks woodchucks cats a Saint Bernard dog named Wowser and my favorite Poe the Crow Poe lived in the belfry of the church and called out What fun What fun to people arriving for church services As Sterling s constant companion and everybody s entertainer Rascal is the star of the show He s a show off and a bit of a bandit stealing shiny objects and pilfering sweet corn from neighborhood ardens He loves to catch crayfish ride on the merry Witch, Cat, and Cobb go round and snuggle up in bed with his owner When I read this as a kid I was tuned in to all the animals This time I found so much depth to enjoy I d forgotten about how his father let him build an 18 foot canoe in the living room Rascal s charming antics aside this is a story of how a motherless boy and his indulgentood natured father made an enviable life for
"Themselves In Rural Wisconsin Almost "in rural Wisconsin almost years ago despite the uncertainties of war and fears of the Spanish flu epidemic I vow to revisit this heartwarming book often in the future Have you noticed that books written prior to the 1940 s are all set outside Everyone is outside all the time Laura Ingalls Wilder The Great Brain boys Jack London of course Even Jane Austen thinks it s no big deal to take a casual one mile stroll in a complicated dress that probably weighs about twenty poundsWell the same oes here A childhood outside with random animals and a father with a benign neglect type of parenting style. Ddenly 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 origi. .