Way Back Wednesday: Rasmus and the Vagabond

Rasmus and the Vagabond
by Astrid Lindgren
published by Plough Publishing House

The Blurb

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.

My Two Cents

I love Astrid Lindgren.  Anyone that imagined and put to paper the genius that is Pippi Longstocking is a winner in my book.  And Rasmus is another winning character!  I had not read this book before, but I instantly fell in love with Rasmus.

"Rasmus wasn't any lazier than any other nine-year-old.  He just had a natural dislike of everything which kept him from climbing trees or swimming in the river or playing robbers with the other boys and lying in ambush behind the potato cellar when the girls would come to fetch potatoes.  This was his idea of time well spent."

He's hard not to like, don't you think?!

About the Author

Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling.  She 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.


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