Dancing at the Rascal Fair by National Book Award nominee Ivan Doig captures the passion and tenacity of turn-of-the-century immigrants struggling to build new lives amidst Montana’s windswept Rockies. The tale unfolds into a contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill—kept apart by obligations—as they and their stormy kin vie to tame the brutal land.
In 1918 Wisconsin, 11-year-old Sterling North has an almost perfect life. He keeps skunks in the backyard, goes everywhere with his enormous Saint Bernard, and is building a canoe in the living room. The only trouble is life gets a little lonely for him and his father since his mother died. While scouting around the woods one afternoon, he discovers an abandoned, month-old raccoon. Afraid the kit will die on its own, he takes it home to join his menagerie.
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.
"DELIGHTFUL, UNIQUE, FUNNY FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US"
"Out you go," says Dad. It is cold outside. How can a little dragon get in? Ben's dad won't let Rascal in until he learns how to beg. Rascal has other ideas, and Dad is not happy. Looks like Rascal is in trouble.
"Flap your wings, Rascal," says Ben. But Rascal's wings don't work. What else can he use?
"Can I have a dragon, please, Dad?" The answer is no. Or is it? In Ben's world, dragons exist like dogs and fulfill all the doggy functions with dragon overlays, like having two heads, or being able to fly. The dragons all correspond to various breeds of dog.
"Rascal the Irritating Soundtrack"
In the second title in the popular Rascal the Dragon series, Rascal goes to the park to learn some tricks to frighten away the Big Bad Cat. But he is not getting the hang of them. "You must scare Big Bad Cat," says Ben. Rascal is such a small dragon, Can he do it?
These endearing characters and funny stories, from bestselling author Paul Jennings, will amuse and delight children and their parents. Great for boosting the confidence and interest of beginner readers when used in conjunction with the print edition. Includes: Rascal and the Hot Air Balloon, Rascal at the Show, Rascal and Little Flora, Rascal and the Cheese.
Ellie’s family have just adopted a beautiful Jack Russell puppy, whom Ellie names Rascal. But she doesn’t realise how right she is! Rascal is so naughty, and he’s soon getting himself and Ellie into all sorts of trouble. Will she ever be able to keep up with him?
i>Rascal's Seaside Adventure: Ellie and her family are going to sty at Gran’s house by the sea during the summer holidays. Gran has lots of fun things planned, but she is very particular about keeping her house neat and tidy – which is not going to be possible with Rascal around! Can Rascal win over Gran? Rascal's Festive Fun: The Christmas holidays are here and better still, it’s snowing! Ellie plans to take Rascal carol singing – in his cute Santa hat they’re bound to raise loads of money for charity! But things don’t go entirely to plan....
Playtime for Rascal: School Sports Day is coming up and Ellie is worried she’ll be last at everything. But then she comes up with an excellent idea - she can practise for the events with Rascal! After all, the playful puppy is better at running and catching things than she is. Can Rascal save the day? Rascal’s Sleepover Fun: It’s Ellie’s birthday soon, and she’d love to have a sleepover party. She knows that Rascal would love one too!
In RASCAL THE STAR, Ellie is thrilled when her friend Lucy is picked to star in a TV commercial. The only problem is that the ad is for dog food and Lucy is terrified of dogs. Ellie and Rascal team up to help out - but whenever Rascal is about, trouble is never far behind... In RASCAL AND THE WEDDING, Auntie Gemma is getting married and Ellie is going to be a bridesmaid. She'd love for Rascal to to be part of her auntie's Big Day, too.