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Title: By Sterling North

  • By Sterling North

Rascal is about a boy, his pet raccoon, and the
adventures they go on.
  • Rascal gets into trouble and Sterling is blamed.
  • They go to the Irish Picnic and enter a pie
    eating contest.
  • Rascal rides in the basket on Sterlings bike.
  • Rascal steals a ring from Sterlings sister,
  • Sterling finds out that Rascal enjoys riding in
    the basket on his bike.
  • They go on a canoe ride in the canoe that
    Sterling built.

  • I think that the theme of the story is- Even an
    animal can be your best friend.

  • Sterling finds a baby raccoon in a tree, with no
    mother around.
  • He takes it home to keep as a pet, and decides to
    name him Rascal.
  • They become best friends and go everywhere
  • Rascal gets into everything, so the neighbors
    want him to leave.
  • Sterling has to put Rascal in a cage and keep him
    on a leash.
  • Rascal has to be let go and put back in the wild.

  • The setting in this book is at a house near the
    woods. It belongs to Sterling North and his
    father. The house is Victorian style. It sits on
    a hill with other houses. Around it are meadows,
    groves of trees, a stream, a marsh, and a
    vineyard and orchard.

  • Sterling North has blond-brown hair with blue
    eyes, and is tall and skinny. He is intelligent
    because he made a canoe himself. Sterling is also
    caring because he took in a baby raccoon with no
    where else to go. He is the main character.
  • Rascal is big (for a raccoon) with black rings
    around his tail and eyes. He is mischievous and
    smart because he can get into things that have
    lids or doors. He is Sterlings raccoon.
  • Theo North is Sterlings older sister. She has
    brown hair, brown eyes, and is fairly tall. Theo
    is a neat freak because she always wants Sterling
    and his dad to clean up. Also, she worries about
    Sterling being home by himself while his dad is
    on business trips.

This is a table of words that I did
not know before I read this book.
World War I
  • It lasted from 1914 to 1918.
  • WWI was known as The War To End All Wars.
  • On August 1st, 1914 Germany declared war on
  • In December of 1917 Armistice was signed between
    Germany and Russia.
  • The armistice was signed in a carriage.

Similes, Metaphors, Alliterations
  • Similes
  • Rascal is like a masked thief.
  • Donnybrook (the horse) is as fast as a
  • Metaphors
  • Rascal is a human.
  • Herschel is a lion during war.
  • Alliterations
  • Sterling stand silently, seeking storks.
  • Rascal runs relay races in Russia.

Similarities and differences
Authors Feelings
  • Based on the book I would say that the
    author feels that keeping a raccoon is a
    wonderful experience. The reason that I believe
    that is because in the book he tells how rascal
    and sterling had adventures. Also he probably
    thinks that it is hard. He tells that many of the
    neighbors do not like Rascal so Sterling has to
    keep Rascal out of trouble. Lastly, I think the
    author enjoyed writing about a raccoon because he
    either likes raccoons or had one as a pet.