R – Rascal, Sterling North

Rascal
Loved: This was one of my favorite non-fantasy books as a kid! It made me want to go live in a cabin along the Bruel River. I love the humor, the descriptions, and the down-to-earth fun stories of a boy and his raccoon! Reading this book is like being reunited with a favorite stuffed animal from our childhood – it takes us back, helps us remember simpler times and makes us feel warm, safe and happy!


Learned: That I’m a sucker for animal stories…and, apparently, raccoons!

10 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for animal stories, too. :) My favourite as a kid was the abridged version of White Fang.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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    1. Definitely a classic! I loved it.

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  2. I love your Dickinson quote. Found you through A-Z. Good luck with the rest of the alphabet.

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  3. I liked animal stories too when I was a kid. Where the Red Fern Grows got right under my skin as a kid.

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    1. To this day, it's the only book that's literally made me cry!

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  4. Oh yeah -- I was a big animal story lover as a kid too!

    Although I primarily seemed to lean towards dog stories: "White Fang," "Call of the Wild," "Big Red," "Old Yeller,"

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  5. "I’m a sucker for animal stories"

    I still like animal stories, though they can be tough to do well.

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