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After running away from the orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the outside world cold and unfriendly until he meets "Paradise Oscar" who helps him find a new home.
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published 2002 by Ploegsma (first published 1956)
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Afrah
Dec 09, 2015 Afrah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية طفولية جداً، ندخل معها إلى عالم "راسموس" الصغير وأحلامه البريئة وتساؤلاته الساذجة والعفوية وتفكيره الطفولي، كان بطلنا الصغير يعيش في ملجأ للأيتام والذي لم يعرف غيره في هذه الحياة الواسعة، كان كل ما يحتاجه ويرجوه في ذلك الملجأ هو وقتاً للهو واللعب ليس أكثر، بينما حياته في الملجأ كما يراها "راسموس" أشبه بعبودية، لكن ذلك بدا ترفاً حسب رأي السيدة "هوك" التي ترى أنه من المهم أن يجيدو عملاً ما ينفعهم بعد خروجهم من الملجأ، كان إلى جانب تلك الأمنية وكل الأماني الأخرى يحمل في قبله الصغير أمنية كان ...more
Melanie
Poor Poor Rasmus. If only he had curly hair and better yet- was a little girl instead of a boy with straight hair. Surely if he was, the nice families would come and adopt him from the orphanage, Right? While the older boys try to tell Rasmus to stop hoping for a family, he simply can’t give up the dream and settle into the orphanage life, which is all he has ever known. Rasmus is a pretty good boy, but he just cannot take the orphanage anymore and he runs away wishing for freedom and hopefully ...more
Kirsten Swanson
Dec 23, 2013 Kirsten Swanson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An old favorite, now shared with my children.
Rasmus the orphan child shows the importance of touch and listening to children. Oscar the vagabond, loveable and surprising becomes a hero in more than one way.
Faith
Mar 23, 2015 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gather the children, open these pages and meet little Rasmus.
At age nine, Rasmus wants so badly to be free of the orphanage.
The efficient Miss Hawk is a poor substitute for a mother's love, and prospective parents always adopt girls with curly hair.
What is a straight-haired boy to do?

Run away, of course, to find "somebody who wants me."
So Rasmus does, all alone on a summer night, with one coin and a zwieback in his pocket.

Friends often appear in unlikely places, wearing unexpected faces. Ras
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Margaret Chind
Review below.




Through the many lists that I have acquired through out the years on books to read aloud to and books to let middle readers delve into, Astrid Lindgren has always been recommended. There are a few titles I often see, including her heroine Pippi Longstocking, but what about for the hero-inclined (aka boy) readers? Thus, we have Rasmus.

I love this cover! The book itself has that soft feel and the colors and image to the cover image are very attractive (Kudos Eric Palmquist!). For my
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Reem Alkhalaf
Jan 08, 2017 Reem Alkhalaf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

قصة فتى يتيم يعيش في ملجأ للأطفال أمنيته هي الحصول على والدين، في أحد الأيام يقرر راسموس تحقيق هذه الأمنية بنفسه فيهرب من الملجأ ليبحث عن عائلة تناسبه وتقبل به كإبن لها، يتعرف راسموس أثناء هروبه على متشرد ليرافقة في رحلته ويعيش الإثنين أحداث ومغامرات مشوقة.

القصة موجهة للأطفال ولكنها وبكل تأكيد تناسب الكبار بما فيها من أحداث ومغامرات وكم هائل من العواطف، يفضل قراءتها مع الأطفال نظراً للمفردات التي قد تصعب عليهم، ونظراً لحجمها الذي يعتبر كبير نسبياً بالنسبة لقصة أطفال "١٩٥ صفحة"، بشكل عام القصة جم
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Kimberly Miller
Feb 19, 2015 Kimberly Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! From start to finish, Astrid Lindgren had me hooked. This is an excellent story to read to your children at bedtime - a chapter or two each night - will wisk them off to dreamland where they can travel the road with Paradise Oscar and Rasmus in search of parents for Rasmus. They have many adventures during their travels and even solve a mystery! Children of all ages, young and old, will enjoy this book!
Erika
Feb 09, 2015 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books
As a long time fan of Pippi Longstocking, I couldn’t pass up the chance to review a new book by her creator, Astrid Lindgren. Lindgren’s newest novel, starring an orphan boy named Rasmus, is a wonderful adventure that takes me right back to my childhood nights, reading under my blanket with a flashlight. As a grown woman with children too young for chapter books, I still gobbled up the whole story in one sitting!

Lindgren does an amazing job of making both Rasmus and his unlikely, but loveable v
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Linda Walters
Mar 25, 2015 Linda Walters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh boy, this was another story that I wasn't sure I was going to like. I found before too long, that wasn't the case. What a surprise! I fell in love with it! It was such a sweet, charming story with more than one subtle character building points. Rasmus is tired of being passed over for girls with curly hair. He has two strikes against him when it comes to getting a family. He's a boy. AND he has straight hair. So when he innocently gets in trouble several times in one day, he hightails it out ...more
Jalynn Patterson
About the Book:

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
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Steph
Mar 25, 2015 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a child I devoured Lindren's Pipi Longstocking series. I fell in love with the quirky character and vivid, playful writing. I expected no less from Rasmus and the Vagabond, and was not disappointed.

In Rasmus and the Vagabond Astrid Lindgren explores the innocent angst of a young boy, his unlikely companion, and a journey that changes them both. Rasmus is a 9 year old orphan who, though well cared for, has not experienced much love or affection. He longs for a mother and father of his own, but
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Create With Joy
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 Lindg
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Ninas Bücher
Sep 23, 2014 Ninas Bücher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Klappentext:
Manchmal muss man sich selber helfen! Wenn man ein Waisenkind ist und dazu noch ein Junge mit glattem Haar, den keiner haben will, kann man ebenso gut tot sein, denkt Rasmus. Aber dann hat er eine Idee: Er könnte aus dem Waisenhaus fortlaufen. Es ist doch nicht ausgeschlossen, dass es irgendwo auf der Welt jemanden gibt, der einen Jungen mit glattem Haar haben will. Und eines Nachts setzt Rasmus seine Idee in die Tat um ..

Meine Meinung:
Ich liebe dieses Buch, denn es hat mich währen
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Caren
Jan 30, 2012 Caren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This book has all the elements of a really good story: likeable characters with well-defined "good guys" and "bad guys", lots of action, interesting setting (Sweden in the summer), and working through a problem to a delightful solution. It has an old-timey feel, probably because parts of the plot seem to be from another time and place. Rasmus lives in an orphanage where prospective parents come periodically to look at the children as one would nowadays go to an animal shelter and pick out a pupp ...more
Christian Fiction Addiction
If you are looking for an accurate review of this book, then you need to hear the voice of my 9-yr-old daughter, who simply devoured this book and declared that she loved it! Why? She couldn't put it down! She loved Rasmus and his friend, Paradise Oscar, and was held in the grip of the action-filled scenes, the suspense, and of course the thoroughly satisfying ending (which she said was her favourite part!) Of course I won't ruin the book for you by giving it away, but I will say that I agree wh ...more
Christy
Jan 24, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who hasn't heard of Pippi Longstocking? She's famous, right! The brave, adventurous girl with the red braids isn't the only lovable character created by author Astrid Lindgren. I'd love to introduce you to Rasmus! Rasmus is a little orphan boy who lives with many other children at Vaesterhaga, the local orphanage. He's never chosen by the couples who come to visit, and he's had enough of Miss Hawk. He is afraid of never being chosen, so he decides to set off on his own to find parents.

Instead, h
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Erin Cataldi
Mar 20, 2015 Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Children will eat up this adventure, as they imagine themselves as Rasmus, the runaway orphan. After he escapes the orphanage and "The Hawk" he encounters a tramp. Thankfully, this is the nicest tramp in the world and the two get along famously. Rasmus becomes dedicated to Oscar, God's favorite tramp, and the two pass their time singing or working for food. Things don't stay rosy for long though. The two encounter some masked robbers and the bad guys attempt to put the blame for the stolen goods ...more
Tima
Mar 29, 2015 Tima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rasmus wants parents more than anything else. But everyone knows that parents always want curly haired little girls. And Rasmus is a nine-year-old boy with straight hair. So fearing punishment for a prank, Rasmus runs away and finds himself in the company of Oscar, a vagabond. The adventures they encounter are scary and thrilling for the young boy as the two search for the perfect parents for young Rasmus.

Written in a classic style that will never get old, the author tells a story that readers b
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Hymerka
Mar 25, 2016 Hymerka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Я так давно не читала Астрід Ліндґрен, що вже й забула, яка ж вона крута.
Коли запитати про її книжки, кожен згадає Пеппі та Карлсона, більш продвинуті — "Братів Лев'яче Серце", "Міо, мій Міо", "Роню, доньку злодія". А ця невелика повість не входить, мабуть, навіть у її топ-10. Хоча в будь-якого іншого письменника вона була б намбер ван. Що тут багато розводитися, коли я, вже велика дівчинка, не могла заснути, доки її не дочитала. Бомбезна гостросюжетна книжка, з добротою, гумором і світлим смутк
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Dana Kolste
Feb 20, 2015 Dana Kolste rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was a child, one of my favorite games was to play "Orphan". My cousins and I would pretend to be run-away-orphans and go on simple adventures together. This book had the feel of that game - simple and gentle, yet full of fun. Young Rasmus, a 9-year-old orphan, ran away from his orphanage not so much to escape terrible conditions or wicked people as to find a real family. On his journey he is befriended by Vagabond Paradise Oscar, a happy tramp willing to take a young boy under his wing. I ...more
Aysha M
Apr 30, 2016 Aysha M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب اللي خلاني انتعش من عقب اخر كتب كنت اقراها ، كنت محتاجه روايه دلع واخذ راحتي فيها وابتسم وانسى عمري ، وكان اختيار موفق لي لهالكتاب ، رغم اني كنت اخاف من الكتب المترجمه انها بتكون صعبه ، واحس انه بيكون من اجمل واسعد الكتب اللي خذتها ب درهم .. وانا اخر شي بدفع لفتني العنوان عند وحده يالسه تحاسب وقلت كييف احصله احين وام الزحمه داخل جان بالصدفة اشوفه تحت ع الارض وارجع كتاب واخذه ، وعقب تذكرت اني شفته عند اختي سوسو من زماان وايد يوم بعدني ما اقرا كتب وكنت حاطه ف بالي اني مابقراه ف يوم ! بس احي ...more
Bistra Ivanova
May 15, 2010 Bistra Ivanova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Книжката е чудна! Изключително много се радвам, че я прочетох, пък макар и на 23! Когато я свърших, облегнах лактите си на балкона, погледнах белите облаци на яркосиньото небе, засмях се и си казах: Не е ли СТРАХОТЕН животът! Учудвам се, че не е сред най-популярните романи на Астрид Линдгрен, защото има всички качества да бъде! Препоръчвам го сърдечно! Препоръчвам също и биографията на авторката, защото познаването на творческия й и личен път, със сигурност обогатява разбирането на книгите й (от ...more
Gracia
Jun 12, 2010 Gracia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rasmus started at an orphanage and then travelled for a long time with a vagabond. They found a secret cellar in a cottage they stayed in. It was filled with jewels and gold. Then robbers came and Rasmus locked one in the cellar. The other one fell off a cliff because he was chasing the vagabond. They took all the gold to the sheriff. They went to a farmhouse to stay for the night and they met the farmer and his wife. They were about to go to the same orphanage that Rasmus started out at. They a ...more
Rita Hernandez
Feb 10, 2015 Rita Hernandez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend this book! It is a great read that is perfect for children ages 8-12 years old. The book is full of adventure and surprise and in true Astrid Lindgren fashion a story of an amazing boy who has an amazing friendship. This is one of those books that I am thrilled to add to our library.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. However all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Laurynas Pikutis
One of the most amazing books for a child to read. First read it when I was seven. after crying my eyes out, and taking 3 days of crying to get through the sad part, I got through it, and read it a million times more!
I certainly recommend it to anyone at their teens, even above, but mostly best for kids..
Great book!
Chelsea M
Mar 23, 2013 Chelsea M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shopping-list
I've been trying to find out the title of the charming book from my childhood for some time now, and despite being a big fan of Lindgren, I didn't realise that this was the book until recently.
I will write a longer review when I re-read it, but for now, I don't have much to go on except fond childhood memories.
Mohdbinhassan
Jul 07, 2014 Mohdbinhassan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
رواية جميلة جداً .. توقعت انها ستكون طفولية بعض الشئ ، لكنها صدمتني ! ببساطة عشت مع رواية اجواء رائعة ، فستشعر وانت تقرأها بالكثير من الاسترخاء والحماس والخوف وأجمل من ذلك كله هو الكثير من الحب الدافئ .. هذه رواية ببساطة كانت جرعة من الأمل والمغامرة والحب بالنسبة إلي .
Tess
Dec 06, 2011 Tess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Zwei schöne Abenteuer-Geschichten für Kinder. Vielleicht ein bisschen zu sehr für Kinder nach meinem Geschmack, aber wenn man sich darauf einlassen kann, bieten sowohl Rasmus und der Landstreicher als auch Rasmus, Pontus und der Schwertschlucker liebenswerte Unterhaltung. 4 Sterne für beide.
An
Sep 03, 2013 An rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik vind het boek in de boekenkast van het vakantiehuisje op Styrsö en val voor de warmte, de verbeelding. De dagen daarna kan ik niet meer door een zomerveld lopen zonder zoemende hommels te horen, zonder een beetje Rasmus te zijn en de wijde wereld aan mijn voeten te voelen.
Sarah Al-gadi
Apr 22, 2014 Sarah Al-gadi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
راسموس طفل يتيم يبحث عن بيت يجد فيه العطف والحنان. لكن جميع الذي يأتون لاختيار طفل يرغبون في تبني بنات صغيرات بشعر مجعد، وليس صبيانياً بشعر أملس. ولذلك يهرب راسموس. ثم يلتقي متشرداً يدعى أوسكار والذي كان مشردا مثله. يتورط الاثنان مع اللصوص والشرطة، وتواجههم أحداث مثيرة ينجوان منها بصعوبة..
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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, née Ericsson, was a Swedish children's book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.

Awards:
Hans Christian Andersen Award
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