Monday, February 16, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

About The Book:

After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he befriends an extraordinary tramp called Paradise Oscar. Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, and catch the culprits.

Rasmus dreams of finding a family and a home someday. But when he does, will he be able to part with his new friend and life on the road?

About The Author:

Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling.

She is the only children's author with a literary prize, a theme park, a museum, a satellite, and a minor planet named in her honor. (After this last honor, she suggested changing her name to "Asteroid Lindgren.") A jury appointed by Swedish Radio's Culture Department to elect the "Author of the Millennium" voted Astrid Lindgren second after William Shakespeare. She was awarded the Has Christian Anderson Medal and heaps of other awards and honors.

My Review:

I totally remember reading Pippi Longstocking and Rasmus and the Vagabond as a child and it's been absolutely fantastic to be able to read some of my favorite childhood books to my own girls. So when I was sent a copy of Rasmus a couple weeks ago, my girls and I dug right in. They are six and eight years old and have been so excited to listen to the adventures Rasmus is finding himself in. The book has 14 chapters, each lasting about 12 pages each. Perfect for bedtime story time.

As both girls are learning to read larger books, its actually perfect for them to also practice reading aloud. We have been able to read one chapter nightly and now are anticipating the end of this book this week. They have loved the adventures, the humor and the mystery that young Rasmus finds himself dealing with along the way.

If you are looking for a classic book to introduce to your children, look no further than this one. It is one your children (and you) will want to read over and over.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Rasmus and the Vagabond online through Amazon.

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  1. My favorite childhood book was The Poky Little Puppy.

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