The Traveling Sisterhood: Rasmus and the Vagabond #Giveaway by the Author of Pippi Longstocking

Wednesday, February 18

Rasmus and the Vagabond #Giveaway by the Author of Pippi Longstocking


As a little girl, I absolutely loved Pippi Longstocking.  She went on such adventures!  Maybe that's party why I feel like quite a gypsy.  I'd rather be seeing new things, going new places, spending time with people, and having my own little adventures.  I read numerous of the Pippi Longstocking books throughout middleschool and loved the movies and cartoons about her, too.  Somehow, I never realized there was another charming character created by the same author, Astrid Lindgren.  When I found out I could receive a newly republished copy of Rasmus and the Vagabond to review and give away, I thought that'd be perfect... especially as something for my little guy to read when he's a bit older. We need more adventurous boys' books!


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. Rasmus 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?
Children will hang onto every word as Rasmus and his unlikely friend discover hidden treasure, dodge a shady pair of villains, and rescue a lady in distress. Here’s a gripping plot interweaving cops and robbers, a deserted village, a desperate chase, and a surprising, thoroughly satisfying ending.


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.



GIVEAWAY
One of my readers will win a copy of this book.  Enter below by 2/24 at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning.  Best of luck! 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. 
 


16 comments:

  1. We love Pippi in our house and are delighted to learn that Astrid Lindgren wrote more!

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  2. Vicki Geslak3:14 PM

    One of our favorite children's authors! Fun-thank you!

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  3. I loved Pippi as a child and now I hope to share "Rasmus" with my son!

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  4. I loved Pippi growing up too and i'm sure my daughter would love to read her work.

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  5. This looks like a fun book. I'd like to add it to our collection.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I commented on Chores Kids Can Do By Age: http://www.thetravelingsisterhood.info/2015/02/chores-kids-can-do-by-age.html?showComment=1424311796324#c7516612802481129043.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Sunnie8:37 PM

    This books looks so good, we love her also!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  8. Tamalyn L.11:14 AM

    I LOVE Pippi Longstocking. If this book is anything like those, I'd love for my boys (12, 8 and 6) to have a chance to read this. Thanks!

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  9. I loved reading the Pippi books and watching all the videos too! I hope my kids will like this book as much as I liked Pippi.

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  10. I think this book will be wonderful because I love Pippi Longstocking and got my children hooked on her also!

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

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  11. I would love to share Rasmus with my grandson.

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  12. This is a book I'd like to add to our collection.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. This would be a great book for my kids to read, would love the chance to read it with them.

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  14. Anonymous10:51 PM

    My kids would love this book! I enjoy reading great books to them! Kbroderi@msn.com

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  15. Anonymous6:39 AM

    Grew up with this author and enjoys her works. Nice to know something else around.

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  16. We have loved Pippi too and would love to read this book by the same author. If I don't win I shall need to go look for it at the library!

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