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Rascal: A Dog and His Boy

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Rascal may be the happiest beagle ever to live. He used to live on Voclain’s Farm, with its whole jambalaya of dogs, but now he lives with his very own boy, Meely. Together they explore the Louisiana bayou, bunny chasin’, coon and squirrel huntin’, and crawfishin’. But when Meely gets stuck on a rotting bridge deep in the bayou, it’s up to Rascal—with a little help from hi ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Zoe C
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rascal A Dog And His Boy, by Ken Wells, is told by Rascal,the dogs, perspective. It is a adventure tale. Rascal started of living on a small farm by a bayou in Louisiana. Then the boy of his dreams comes by to adopt a dog and guess who he chooses. Rascal! But when Rascal and Meely, his boy, are walking through the woods they go across a rotten old bridge and Meelys leg goes through! How will Rascal be able to save him? Will anyone listen?

I gave this book four stars because I really liked the d
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Jennifer L. Armstrong
My 9 year old son really enjoyed this book.
Molly Murphy
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I grew up in Louisiana, possibly in the same area Rascal sets, and so I understood all the Cajun references. Rascal is one of the sweetest books I have ever read, and the dog on the cover looks just like my oldest dog, a beagle just like Rascal. The characters are brilliantly thought out- Big Ma was great and in the end, so was that one snake who turned out not to be as bad as he thought. And Meely's character was so sweer and adorable and sometimes lonely that I just wanted to hug him and maybe ...more
Aimee
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book 3.3 stars. It was a decent book. I liked the pictures in the book.
Edward Sullivan
Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Animal lovers will certainly enjoy this appealing dog story, but the Cajun dialect frequently got on my nerves.
Lorraine Stinson
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
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April
Nov 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, child-lit
Would be a fun audiobook.
Jennings Peeler
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A good mid-grade romp…holding this as "a kid and the kid's dog" book and, therefore, a probable for my granddaughters…

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Deena
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
I liked the story, but the Cajun dialect got in the way.
Aussie Dog
I like this book because Boy could have any skin color. Rascal is the LA Lassie.
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