Books in the Rosco the Rascal Series
Rosco The Rascal In the Land of Snow
This second adventure in the Rosco the Rascal series will keep readers guessing from the start. Fifth grader James and his second grade sister, Mandy, are building snowmen and sled riding down steep hills on their winter family vacation.
Amid the fun, they don’t realize it’s a coyote pup, lost and frightened, that's been poking around their cabin in the snow. It’s Rosco who discovers the identity of the wild creature first, so he sets out on his own to help the pup.
When the kids finally unravel the mystery, it’s almost too late to rescue the poor creature, which now finds itself in even more trouble. It’s up to brother and sister to use their wits in a sticky situation, yet trust their rascal-turned-hero dog to help.
For Ages 6-10
Available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle. Also available in hardcover through Ingram.
Released February 2015
Renaissance Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Quiz No. 500818 EN Fiction,
Reading Level 3.8
What Readers are saying...
"We just finished reading this second volume of the four and really enjoyed it! 'Ol Rosco is up to his rascally ways again in this story and saves the day once more! Easy reading with lovable characters. Would highly recommend!" ~Amazon reviewer
..."A fine choice for newly independent and reluctant readers, featuring good-natured characters, a well-intentioned mutt, and an outdoor rescue mission." ~Kirkus Reviews
"...As an educator, I also think this book would be a good read aloud. Besides having a fun story line, there are "teachable" moments that lend themselves to a discussion - dealing with animals in the wild, family relationships, and sibling dynamics." ~Amazon reviewer
"a well-crafted, character driven story" ~Amazon reviewer
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Available in Paperback, Hardcover, and ebook from Amazon. Also available for distribution from Ingram.
Editorial Reviews For Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow by Shana Gorian is the heartwarming story of Rosco the German Shepherd. Set against the backdrop of a snowy land, this story has humor, adventure and drama and will keep readers entertained till the very end. Roscoe has never seen snow and readers see Roscoe going for a family vacation to the mountains. There, along with the children in his family, James and Mandy, they get involved with the problems of another pup. The log cabin, mountains, snow and suspense make it an exciting read for children. The snowman, snow and winter season add to the magic of the story.
The book captures the essence and chills of the winter season. The main characters are adorable and they stay in the minds of readers for a long time. Children will enjoy Roscoe and the mischief he creates. It's a good bedtime storybook and is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The illustrations are beautiful and capture the beauty of the winter season nicely. The pictures also give pace and movement to the scenes and breathe life into the characters of the story.
All animal lovers will enjoy reading the story which also has a good message. Children learn about the beauty of nature with the help of the author's vivid descriptions of the surroundings. Children will definitely look forward to more adventures from Roscoe the Rascal after reading this story. Read this review on Readers' Favorite
Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow around the web:
- ForeverJoyful.net's Review of Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow by Leslie Dejarnette. Four Stars.
- Reader's Favorite Review of Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow. Five Stars.
- Mary Lee Books: Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow blog post
- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Reviews. Mrs. Mommy Booknerd reviewed the Land of Snow book with her son, an avid reader and reviewer. Their reviews of two other Rosco books are here also.