Rasmus And The Vagabond – Book Review
When you think back to childhood, which books and literary characters hold a special place in your heart?
One of my fondest memories comes from the time I spent vicariously experiencing the adventures of Pippi Longstocking – that unforgettable, high-spirited gal with the remarkable red braids!
If you are also a fan of Pippi’s – or a lover of classic children’s books – or are simply looking for a wholesome adventure featuring a young male protagonist – you’ll be delighted to learn that Astrid Lindgren’s classic story, Rasmus And The Vagabond, is now back in print!
Rasmus And The Vagabond tells the story of Rasmus – an endearing, 9-year old orphan who wants nothing more in life than to be adopted by a family who will love and want him – straight hair and all!
When his hopes for being adopted are dashed, and he can no longer bear living under the ever-watchful eye of Miss Hawk, he decides to take matters into his own hands and run away.
Rasmus soon discovers that life on the road isn’t as easy as he thought. Fortunately, he soon crosses paths with Oscar – the “self-proclaimed paradise tramp” and “God’s best friend!”
Before long, Rasmus and Oscar befriend one another and find themselves in the midst of an exciting adventure that involves dastardly villains – hidden treasure – and even a damsel in distress!
Although Rasmus And The Vagabond was initially written in 1956, this easy-to-read book with its compelling themes and charming illustrations still stands the test of time.
Rasmus And The Vagabond is a well-beloved classic that deserves a place on your family’s bookshelf.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
About Astrid Lindren
Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling.
Did you know that Astrid 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, Astrid 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. Astrid has received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and heaps of other awards and honors.
In May 2013, Astrid was recognized as the world’s 18th most translated author and the third most translated children’s books author after Hans Christian Anderson and the Grimm Brothers.
Astrid has sold approximately 144 million books worldwide.
For More Information
- Visit Astrid’s Website.
- Visit the Plough Publishing Website.
- Connect with Plough Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.
- Rasmus And The Vagabond is available on Amazon.
For More Great Books
- Visit Create With Joy – Book Reviews.
- Follow Create With Joy on GoodReads.
- Join us at The Book Nook At Create With Joy – a community for book lovers!
Stay In Touch!
Follow Create With Joy On:
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Copyright © 2015 by Create With Joy. All Rights Reserved.
If you see this content posted elsewhere, please contact the site owner.
Thank you for helping to prevent content theft!