February 18, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond

I loved Pippi Longstocking! I still have one of the books kicking around my house somewhere. The same woman who wrote Pippi's exciting adventures also wrote this book! What a cool way to bring back a small part of your childhood than to read a blast from the past book! 
If you have a child or grandchild between the ages of 8 & 15, this 180 page book would make a super gift. Pass the love of reading a "real" aka actual paper in hand book, down to the next generation!
Even though it is set in the 50's, the longing of a child to want loving parents and to be loved, is timeless. 
My daughters read the book after I did and they enjoyed it as well. 
From Amazon.com summary: After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he meets an extraordinary tramp called "Paradise Oscar." Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, catch the culprits, and find Rasmus a home. 
Astrid Lindgren, who gave the world Pippi Longstocking, sets this action-packed classic of children’s literature in the Swedish countryside before the age of automobiles. This is one book you’ll want to read more than once.*
Want to win a copy of this awesome book? Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite book and your email address, so I can email you if you win.