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4.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sterling North Narrator: Jim Weiss Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN: 9780807209578
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Sterling North was born into a family of poets and was himself first published at age eight. He went on to have a career as a journalist and literary editor of several well-respected newspapers. After writing the autobiographical Rascal, he won a host of literary awards. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1965 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 2/14/2014

    " I read this book several times as a child. Although the family copy disappeared decades ago, I've never forgotten it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/3/2014

    " What boy wouldn't like to have a pet Raccoon? Read aloud #2 is still as fun as the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthie | 1/27/2014

    " I can't believe this is the first time I'm reading this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JDK1962 | 1/20/2014

    " Grew up with this. Rascal, along with My Side of the Mountain, E.B. White, and Roald Dahl, had a lot to do with my growing up and loving books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siri | 1/9/2014

    " Great to read. What a time of trust! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chanelle | 1/5/2014

    " It was cute, but not my favorite. But, my 8 year old feels otherwise! We read it in 2007 and he still talks about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 12/29/2013

    " awesome book about a raccoon "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 12/26/2013

    " I didn't realize this is actually a true story. We listened to this in the car. It was a little difficult for the younger children to understand but they still enjoyed the delightful tales of Rascal the racoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/26/2013

    " This is a delightful book about a young boy who raises a raccoon kit during the World War II era. Anyone who likes nature will enjoy Sterling's real life experiences with his neighbors and community as he raises his pet. Very detailed about various aspects of the animals he raised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanne | 11/4/2013

    " Charming. I loved it as a teen and have been able to recall the image of Rascal washing a sugar cube well into adulthood. Alone that is a worth a re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/13/2013

    " Can't wait to re-read it again. What a sweet, sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/4/2013

    " What a pleasant book appealing to both my biology mind and my sentiment. My only complaint is that it ended; I wanted to know what happened next in Sterling's life and Rascal's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew D. | 5/7/2013

    " it was a nice laid back cute book about a boy and his pet raccoon, "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tori | 3/17/2013

    " I HATED this book. I had to read it two years in a row as a science summer project. I wanted to burn it both times. Sorry Sterling North, but what were you thinking?!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 2/13/2013

    " i probably read this book over 30 years ago. i remember like it was yesterday. i look forward to rereading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaremy | 11/16/2012

    " It was a good book you sould read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Heffington | 10/29/2012

    " Rascal is such a precious, inspiring book! I have always had a fondness for Americana stories of country-boys and their pets, so this was my third or fourth read-through. *smile* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micha | 10/11/2012

    " I enjoyed this as a child "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fenoose | 5/16/2012

    " One of the best realistic fiction books I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 1/24/2012

    " This is such a fun book. I loved it. It didn't take long for me to finish. I kept my nose stuck in all day. I had so much fun reading it. I reviewed this to my friends, and several of them read it to. The ending is really good. I stayed with them all the way until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Banana | 1/17/2012

    " Great book! If you haven't noticed, there aren't many books I don't like. I like Rascal 'cause it's all about the little raccoon, and I love animals. It's also a great adventure book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/14/2012

    " Good bedtime-reading-for-kids book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 10/6/2011

    " Rascal creates many mental images while reading. The story is about a boy's friendship with a raccoon and their many adventures. It is a treasure to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coco | 9/25/2011

    " I think I read this in the 4th grade, and really don't remember much except that it was about a raccoon named Rascal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Han | 8/15/2011

    " i want a rracccooonnn "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Denigan | 8/15/2011

    " One of my most favorite books as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 3/2/2011

    " I loved this as a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clark | 2/17/2011

    " Man, when I was a kid I was a freak for this book!!
    Read it, and also his non-fiction book,"Raccoons Are People, Too".

    I think I might want to read this again. It's been about 36 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 1/7/2011

    " The author of this book is from the town right next to where I grew up. He references a lot of places in the area. It was cool because I knew what he was talking about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/7/2010

    " Wish I read this book in sixth grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/15/2010

    " An interesting, carefree tale of ones relationship with his/her pet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mac | 7/19/2010

    " Very good book. My favourite book of all time! A boy named Sterling finds a den of raccoons and takes one home. Go with them on camping trips, pie-eating contests, and fishing. "

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About the Narrator

Jim Weiss’ storytelling recordings have received the highest awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and the American Library Association and have been widely praised in major publications across North America and internationally.