Rascal Cover


A Dog and His Boy

By Ken Wells; Christian Slade (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375866517, 201pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Ken Wells is a senior editor and writer for "Conde Nast Portfolio" magazine, as well as the author of "Crawfish Mountain" and the Catahoula Bayou trilogy. During his career as a journalist he has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a writer and features editor for the front page of the "Wall Street Journal," He lives in the suburbs of New York City.

Christian Slade worked on several animated films for Disney. "Reality Leak" is his first book for children. He lives in Orlando, Florida.