Rascal

Rascal

This was one of my favorite books so far. Sterling and his best friend went fishing one day on the stream that was near their house. As they were walking through the woods, Sterling?s dog, Wowser, smelled something that he liked. He went straight to a stump and pointed as some dogs do. Sterling told him to get it, and the dog started digging at the stump. The two boys also helped dig at the stump. As they were nearing the center a raccoon leaped out at the dog and went up a tree right next to the stump. Then the boys noticed the baby raccoons. They tried to catch the mother so that they could keep the baby ones too, since they were too little to protect themselves and live. They failed at catching the mother, but they did catch one baby. Sterling took it because his friend?s parents would not let him keep it. Sterling had many pets, including a dog, many cats, a crow, fish, and some skunks. He named this raccoon Rascal. Sterling?s mother had died a few years earlier and he and his dad lived alone. His father was very lenient and allowed Sterling to

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