It has been quite a few months since I have read to my kids out loud and I am always reminded how much I love it. It is a great way to connect with my children and slow down the pace of our household during our homeschool day.
What a treasured story Rasmus and the Vagabond is! It is a literature classic- written by the same author who wrote Pippi Longstocking. A perfect book for a Charlotte Mason approach to schooling. It has a wonderful descriptive text and kept the kids curiosity blooming. The author kept us laughing and wondering how all would conclude for Rasmus the seven year old orphaned boy. Here are a few quotes from my kiddos:
"Even if my Mom wasn't reading it I would love to read it on my own!" - Elijah, 14 years
"Yeah, I really liked this book. Oscar the Vagabond reminded me of Ernest T. (from The Andy Griffith Show) - Jason, age 8
"loved the entire book.. very happy Rasmus got what he wanted!" Elizabeth, age 10
"my all time favorite book my mom has read aloud... had a great flow to the story." Lydia, age 12
The story also had adorable illustration. It might be a little difficult for an early reader but a great read for children just moving up to chapter books!
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About the Book:
After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he befriends an extraordinary tramp called Paradise Oscar. Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, and catch the culprits. Reassume dreams of finding a family and a home someday. But when he does, will he be able to part with his new friend and life on the road?
About the author:
Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling. She is the only children’s author with a literary prize, a theme park, a museum, a satellite, and a minor planet named in her honor. (After this last honor, she suggested changing her name to “Asteroid Lindgren.”) A jury appointed by Swedish Radio’s Culture Department to elect the “Author of the Millennium” voted Astrid Lindgren second after William Shakespeare. She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and heaps of other awards and honors