Rosco the Rascal Books

Books in the Rosco the Rascal Series

Cover art by Josh Addessi for Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp

Rosco The Rascal Goes to Camp

James and Mandy are off to summer camp. Rosco is lucky enough to join them for a week of swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, campfires, and a lively game of capture the flag. But when another camper’s mischievous pranks frighten the kids, and a thunderstorm leaves Mandy stranded in the woods, will Rosco be able to save the day?


For Ages 6-10

Available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle. Also available in hardcover through Ingram.

Released July 2015

Renaissance Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Quiz No. 500817 EN Fiction,

Reading Level 4.4

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Editorial Review For Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Five Stars

Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp by Shana Gorian is a beautiful story of friendship which revolves around Rosco, a two-year-old German Shepherd who goes to a summer sleep-away-camp for the first time with James and his sister Mandy. The young campers have to adjust to the new surroundings and also have to overcome their fear as they are away from their comfort zone for the first time. At the camp, they meet different kinds of children and also go through many adventures which make the kids experience new things that remove their fears and also help them to overcome obstacles in their lives. It also shows the heroic behavior of Rosco who helps James and Mandy. It's story of trust; it's a story of friendship, and children will be entertained till the very end.

The adventures the kids experience at the camp are tangible and relatable, making the story enjoyable. Its an excellent bedtime storybook that kids will enjoy listening to before going to bed. It can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Rosco is lovable and all kids will want to have a companion like Rosco by the time they finish reading this book. The book is also informative and children get to know what happens at a summer camp and the various activities that take place when they are at a camp. The book conveys good messages which makes it more appealing as the qualities of trust, loyalty, and friendship are highlighted as the story unfolds.


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Editorial Review For Rosco The Rascal Goes to Camp

Reviewed by Darleen Wohlfeil for the June issue of Story Monsters Ink Magazine

The author's personal love for summer camp and her great German shepherd dog flows through the story loud and clear. The daily details so orderly laid out will make children hopeful for such a fun summer experience. This is a great bridge book that will carry young readers further into their literary journey. The theme is pertinent, the characters relatable, and the outcome substantial. It will carry a love for reading into a more personal focus, developing an interest for novels. A young girl accompanies her older brother for her first big sleep-away adventure at Camp Hickory Ridge. Timid and unsure, her brother comforts her with the assurance she will enjoy herself so much that she won't be able to wait until next year comes again. Many may fondly remember the growth, the development, and solidifying of our sense of self that came in those times of a peer society. Challenges, victories, even failures, that brought us home champions.

Visit Shana Gorian's Amazon Series page to read the customer reviews for each book

Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp around the web:

Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Review of Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp. Four Stars.

-  Story Monsters Ink Review of Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp. Great review by Darleen Wohlfeil, Story Monsters Ink magazine, June 2016 issue.

Review by Susan Day, author of Astro's Adventures, blogger, artist, and animal lover

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