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Rasmus and the Vagabond


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Follow nine-year-old Rasmus and his extraordinary friend, Paradise Oscar the tramp, in this action-packed adventure by Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking and dozens of other world-famous characters.


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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. 

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.

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Table of Contents

  1. The Lucky Day
  2. Disappointment
  3. It’s All Over Now
  4. Paradise Oscar
  5. A Day on the Road
  6. Hard Times
  7. Rasmus Investigates
  1. A Pair of Light Tan Shoes
  2. The Hiding Place
  3. The Chase
  4. Caught!
  5. The Rescue
  6. A Dream Come True
  7. Homecoming

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