On a sunny autumn day, ten-year-old James and seven-year-old Mandy set out to choose their pumpkins for Halloween on the family's annual trip to the countryside. This time they're taking along their new German shepherd, Rosco, whose innocent mischief soon lands him on his leash. But deep inside the corn maze on a scavenger hunt, James, Mandy, and Rosco find that two bullies in skeleton masks are scaring unsuspecting kids. Will Rosco shape up and help out? Join the kids and their lovable dog in this wholesome family adventure, a rascal-turned-hero autumn story for kids.
*Renaissance Accelerated Reader Book Level 4.1. AR Quiz No.500819
*Recommended for ages 6-9
*Grade level K-3rd
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"...The tale could be broken up into a classroom read aloud or independent reader for second or third graders. Nice change of pace from the more common Halloween spooky story for kids." ~ Barbara Mojica, children's author
"...Gorian is superb in her usage of descriptive language. Readers are transported with the family and Rosco to the pumpkin patch. Readers can visualize the autumn leaves and fall crops of corn, pumpkins and apples. Young readers will be delighted by all of Rosco's antics. The illustrations are well done and add to the enjoyment of this tale." ~Beverly Ann McCall, Amazon reviewer
Fans of The Magic Tree House series will love this brother and sister pair, and fans of classic, heroic dogs - from Lassie to Beethoven - will love Rosco.
Rosco the Rascal appeals in particular to fans of:
The Magic Tree House
The Boxcar Children
The Happy Hollisters
The 39 Story Treehouse
Beezus and Ramona
Junie B Jones
Ranger in Time
A to Z Mysteries
The Magic School Bus
Hero Dog series