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Sterling North (1906–1974)

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Born in 1904 in Koshkonong, Wisconsin, Sterling North was the author of many books for young adults and adults, including Rascal, which was a Newbery Honor book in 1964. In 1957, he became the general editor of North Star Books, publisher of biographies of American heroes for young adult readers. vis mere Sterling North also wrote biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and Henry David Thoreau. He died in 1974. vis mindre
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Værker af Sterling North

Rascal (1963) 5,132 eksemplarer
The Wolfling (1969) 541 eksemplarer
Little Rascal (1965) 269 eksemplarer
George Washington: Frontier Colonel (1957) 245 eksemplarer
So Dear to My Heart (1947) 130 eksemplarer
Captured by the Mohawks (1960) 120 eksemplarer
Raccoons Are the Brightest People (1966) 111 eksemplarer
Young Thomas Edison (1958) 85 eksemplarer
Hurry, Spring! (1966) 62 eksemplarer
Mark Twain and the River (1634) 50 eksemplarer
So Dear to My Heart [1948 film] (1949) — Original book — 42 eksemplarer
Thoreau of Walden Pond (1959) 36 eksemplarer
Rascal [1969 film] (1969) — Original book — 21 eksemplarer
Midnight and Jeremiah (1943) 21 eksemplarer
Greased Lightning (1940) 16 eksemplarer
The Five Busy Bears (1955) 11 eksemplarer
The Birthday of Little Jesus (1952) 9 eksemplarer
The Racoons In My Life (1967) 3 eksemplarer
Plowing on Sunday (1934) 2 eksemplarer
Boy and His Wolf (1969) 2 eksemplarer
Elf Book-the Five Busy Bears (1962) 1 eksemplar
Jerry 1 eksemplar
The zipper ABC book 1 eksemplar

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Mytteri på Bounty (1932) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,616 eksemplarer
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 06: Harvest of Holidays (1900) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
Washington Irving (1960) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver33 eksemplarer
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
My Life In Publishing — Introduktion — 1 eksemplar

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Nothing's surprising in the North household, not even Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything together--until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.

Rascal is a heartwarming boyhood memoir that continues to find its way into the hearts of readers fifty years later.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 41 andre anmeldelser | Sep 23, 2023 |
As a student of America's founding, I read a number of well researched, detailed books. But it's nice every once in a while to read a more concise, "simple" book about a particular topic. "Frontier Colonel" covers Washington's early years, focusing mainly on his work with the British in attempting to quell the French from overtaking the colonies.
 
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Jarratt | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 4, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading this to my son. Sterling writes of a year in his life, after his mother's death, and the lenient household his father allowed: He is handbuilding a canvas & wood canoe in the living room. On a trip to the Brule River region, his father leaves him alone at camp for several days, and apparently frequently Sterling is left to his own devices at home, which he handles responsibly. He finds an isolated baby raccoon and raises it, lavishing it with love. His episode of taking it to show-and-tell at school is very reminiscent of the tale he told in The Wolfling in which the school bully gets nipped after surreptitiously hurting the animal. While the main text concerns the raccoon, he also writes of being cared for by farm relatives during the Influenza Epidemic and a later visit to help them with tobacco stripping. Sterling has to earn his spending money by selling newspapers and trapping muskrats--until his love for Rascal makes him realize he can no longer harm wild creatures. As Rascal matures, his habit of raiding neighboring garden patches makes him persona non grata and Sterling has to take measures to keep him safe from retaliatory shooting.
Excellent role model values shown throughout the book, altho most youth in current times don't experience the same country environment.
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juniperSun | 41 andre anmeldelser | May 22, 2023 |
What a fun little story. I don’t know how I hadn’t encountered this before. It really does seem like a memoir of a better time...I think I would’ve liked to have been around back then.
 
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