Monday, February 2, 2015
Review&Giveaway: Rasmus and the Vagabond by:Astrid Lindgren
About the Book:
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."
About the Author:
Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has delighted three generations of children with her storytelling prowess. Lindgren’s children’s books have sold over 144 million copies worldwide. Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) 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 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to international children's literature.
I think everyone at some point in time in their childhood has wanted to run away from home at least once. We believe that the world in all its glory is such a fascinating place full of wonder and excitement. Well 9 year old Rasmus is no different, he wants to run and do as he pleases. So he runs away from the orphanage that he resides in and almost instantly realizes that the world is not so great after all. Soon Rasmus meets a fellow "traveler" and the two of them become fast friends and so the adventure truly begins.
An amazing story brought to life once again after it's original publishing in 1956. This book is a classic now, just as it was all that time ago. It is a fun read that my children enjoyed. They didn't know that it was a classic from long ago, it is still full of action and intrigue after all these years. If you would like a chance to win a copy, now you can. Enter below!