Rascal by Ken Wells
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 his old friends at the farm—to save his boy from danger.
In the spirit of Huckleberry Finn, Rascal is a classic coming-of-age story, but from a dog’s perspective. With unforgettable characters, heart-stopping action, and charming black-and-white line drawings that capture it all, this zesty gumbo of a book is one to savor long after it is finished.

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About Ken Wells

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Michael Lewis is the author of Panic!, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Home Game, among other works. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published September 28, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this new novel geared toward younger readers, Wells brings back Meely LaBauve, the hero of his young adult trilogy set in the South Louisiana bayous.

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Rascal makes friends with animals (a barn cat and a snake) that the other dogs shun, and these friends help Rascal and Meely at a pivotal moment when Meely gets hurt and Rascal runs to get help from the Two Legs, while dodging Pick, the cottonmouth snake who has been causing trouble all through t...

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