by Sterling North


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    • Grades: 4 - 8
    • Ages: 9 - 14
    Newbery Honor
    • Format: Paperback Book
Short Summary
Sterling loves his wild pet raccoon more than anything. But does he love him enough to set him free?

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Award-Winning Animal Story, Filled with Outdoor Lore, Classic Novel About Coming of Age and Learning What It Means to Love

Topics and Themes:
Raccoons, Skunks, Woodchucks, Crows, Other Wild Animals, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Relocation, Swimming, Fishing, Camping, Saying Goodbye

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With skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, and a half-finished, 18-foot canoe in the living room, Sterling's home is anything but normal. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home to join the gang, but soon the raccoon and the boy are best friends. In fact, they do everything together—from swimming to fishing to camping out. Then comes the spring day when Sterling realizes that Rascal belongs in the wild. Does he have the strength to set his best friend free? Based on the author's own childhood, this Newbery Honor Book has been delighting readers since 1963.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 8
    • Ages: 9 - 14
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-16570-9