Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond Paperback Review

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.

I actually agreed to read some books because I found I was no longer reading like I used to. Life was too busy and I was not making time. I did receive this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review. Rasmus was easy to like. He reminded me of my ten year old son, but this boy was an orphan. All Rasmus wanted was a mother and father to care about him. I believe all children want a mother and father to car about them. Too many go without this love they deserve. 

Rasmus got tired of the orphanage, so he ran away. He met Oscar, who was a vagabond with a very big heart. The two of them find themselves in the middle of a dangerous adventure. They grow closer through this adventure, too close to part. This book was fun to read, a page turner, filled with meaning. I think my children will both love sinking into this story. It is filled with fun  and has an unexpected ending that will warm your heart. 

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