November 9th, 2010

oregon, willamette, 1 proxy falls

A reading treat -


I love the writing of Farley Mowat, especially his books of life when he was young and enjoyed a great deal of freedom and play with animals.  Now, I come across Rascal by Sterling North.  Rascal is a raccoon and if you need a joyful treat, this is the book for you.  Sterling builds a canoe in his living room and sleeps with his pet raccoon.  Balancing his life of freedom is knowing his brother is in Europe fighting in WWI.  It is a book on peace as well as love of nature and animals.