Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond ~ Book Review & GIVEAWAY

I don't know anyone around my age who doesn't recall the wonderful adventures of Pippi Longstocking.  I wanted to be that freckle faced girl with the crazy outfits and wiry braids.  She was carefree and curious!  I had no idea that author, Astrid Lindgren, had also written Rasmus and the Vagabond, another classic literature story of a boy with the same heart for adventure, freedom, and the warmth of being loved. 

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?
This 180 page, soft cover book is the perfect story for anyone age 8 and up.  Sure, places of advertisement may say ages 8-12, but I enjoyed the adventurous spirit, warmth, and hope-filled ending just like a middle school girl....and I'm, well, a lot older than 12.  This would be the perfect addition to any home library and as a gift for any child.  Don't worry if your child is not able to read it on his own!  Cuddle up on the couch and read to your kids, filling the words with excitement and life with your voice!  

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"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. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Rasmus and the Vagabond.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Friday, February 19, 2015.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter.   This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...


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