Rascal: A Dog and His Boy

Rascal: A Dog and His Boy

by Ken Wells, Christian Slade

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Overview

Rascal may be the happiest beagle ever to live. He used to live on Voclain’s Farm, with its whole jambalaya of dogs, but now he lives with his very own boy, Meely. Together they explore the Louisiana bayou, bunny chasin’, coon and squirrel huntin’, and crawfishin’. But when Meely gets stuck on a rotting bridge deep in the bayou, it’s up to Rascal—with a little help from his old friends at the farm—to save his boy from danger.
In the spirit of Huckleberry Finn, Rascal is a classic coming-of-age story, but from a dog’s perspective. With unforgettable characters, heart-stopping action, and charming black-and-white line drawings that capture it all, this zesty gumbo of a book is one to savor long after it is finished.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375896453
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 901,422
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

KEN WELLS grew up on the banks of Bayou Black, in south Louisiana’s Cajun country, on a farm where he and his five brothers romped with a dozen or so mostly adopted dogs, including a spectacular beagle named Tootie and a goodly number of barn cats. For a while, his family even kept a pet monkey.
Wells, a career journalist, is the author of six previous books, including Meely LaBauve, a coming-of-age story that was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Wells lives in New York City with his wife, Lisa Newmark. They have two grown daughters, Sara and Rebecca.

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Rascal: A Dog and His Boy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mrkay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun story for reading out loud (with Cajun dialect) has an interesting story of friendship and responsibilities. It is told from Rascal's point of view (the Beagle) and puts things into perspective for young readers. It deals with a type of racism (cats and dogs and snakes) and a good dramatic use of trust. The kids enjoyed it for story time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 1/2 year old son read this book in just a few days. He loved it. He would tell me about the book and how Rascal's voice would sound.
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Hannah Snyder More than 1 year ago
I wonder if it is good? ????????????????????????????????????