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Rasmus en de landloper

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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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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
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 Farrell
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
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
Kim Miller
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!
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
I read a lot even as a kid, but I don't remember ever reading this book. I do remember one of my teachers reading the Pippi Longstocking books to us, and when I saw this was the same author who wrote those books, I was intrigued enough to review this one. The recommended ages for the book are 8-12, though I would personally go with 8-10.

I enjoyed the book. Yes, I am way beyond the recommended age, but it is a fun read that any kid would also enjoy. Rasmus, the main character, is a delightful a
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
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
Linda Walters
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
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
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
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
Erin Cataldi
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
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
Cindy Navarro
How did I miss this one when I was growing up? I remember loving Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books, but can't remember if I read others by her. So, it was due to those memories that I agreed to review Rasmus and the Vagabond. No doubt this is a piece of classic children's literature and I am so happy I can now say I read it.

The characters are intriguing and the story captured me immediately. There are elements of suspense, comedy, hope, heartbreak, and adventure to keep readers of any a
Ninas Bücher
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
Dana Kolste
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
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
Rita Hernandez
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.
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 .
I don't understand why this fabulous book by the Pippi Longstocking author isn't much better known, and why it is only available second hand. It's such a good book! Funny, meaty, compassionate, charming, not without sadness. Absolutely excellent.
Sarah Al-gadi
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..
Read this in Dutch.
A thrilling and heart-warming book. Realistic enough for me!

Perhaps not for 6 year old Ryan, maybe better for 8 [or 7?] year olds.

Kathy Moberg
I read this book decades ago and am so happy to see that it is back in print! Astrid Lindgren could sure tell a great story!
مودة أحمد
قد نعيش طوال عمرنا مع الأشخاص الذين نحبهم وبالطريقة التي نحلم بها ،لكننا لا نعرف ذلك الا اذا نلنا ما كنا نطن اننا نريده
I think that is one of the books that I first read all by myself for pleasure and initiated myself as a bookworm.
Radina Simeonova
That's the book of my childhood! :)
Bistra Ivanova
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
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
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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.
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