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.
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.
Who could resist living for a year with a raccoon who is just about your best friend?
In this delightful memoir, Sterling North recalls his year with Rascal - a very mischievous and resourceful raccoon. Virtually everywhere Sterling goes, Rascal is there, and life is filled with one adventure after another.
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?
Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes and tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar-patch trickster are retold in Blyton’s hugely popular and successful style. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.
This is a collection of jokes and stories assembled from 37 years of getting jokes told to me or getting them on the internet. It is 8 1/2 by 11 format and 400 pages of material. The actual book weighs over 2 pounds. It is ideal for salesmen, Public Speakers, Master of Ceremonies, or just breaking the ice. Many of these jokes and stories have sexual innuendo, and they are not politically correct. There is over 13 1/2 hours of jokes and funny stories to entertain you. You will love some of them.
"A Bargain for All the Humor and Jokes"
When Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, becomes too tired to travel with his show, he places a Help Wanted ad in the newspaper. Enter Barnabas Brambles: "I have a degree in lion taming from the University of Piccadilly Circus." But does Leo the lion need taming? Will Elsa the elephant still get her gourmet peanuts? And what will Brambles say when he discovers Bert and Gert - two mice who travel with the circus on popcorn cleanup patrol?
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?
"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"
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.
The Spaghetti is a floating palace of elegance and entertainment. There's only one problem: Miss LaPasta doesn't want Barnabas Brambles to come aboard, because she's heard he's the meanest man alive. Lucky for Barnabas Brambles, his boss is Sir Sidney, the nicest man alive.
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!
"Flap your wings, Rascal," says Ben. But Rascal's wings don't work. What else can he use?
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.
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.
This cute little city raccoon goes to the country for a picnic and winds up with new country friends but soon discovers he misses his city family so it's off to the city with his new country friends. It's humorous, sad, and touching all in one book.
This is a collection of jokes and stories assembled from 37 years of getting jokes told to me or encountering them on the internet. It is ideal for salesmen, public speakers, masters of ceremonies, or just breaking the ice. Many of these jokes and stories have sexual innuendo, and they are not politically correct. There is over 13 1/2 hours of jokes and funny stories to entertain you. You will love some of them. This is the second book like this.
"Good buy for all the jokes. Liked Volume I best."
This American Wife's Eric Martin interviews Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger (aka "Hey, Really Giger") about love. Public radio gets taken down a peg in this hilarious sketch featuring Matt Gourley of the Superego podcast.