Saturday, February 7, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond GIVEAWAY! {FlyBy Review}

Welcome!  I just had the opportunity to review this awesome book by Astrid Lindgren called Rasmus and the Vagabond.  First of all, a quiz.  Question:  Who was Astrid Lindgren??  If you don't remember I'll jog your memory...
Remember this fun and crazy little girl?  Yes!  She's Pippi Longstocking!  Did you know that Astrid Lindgren is the author of the Pippi Longstocking adventures?  She is!  Somehow in my mind I never considered that the author of Pippi actually wrote other books!  (I must live in a hole!)  After i read more about Astrid Lindgren I discovered that she has written a LOT of books, some of which we have read as part of our homeschool...and I didn't even realize who she was!
Anyway, Yes!  Astrid Lindgren had written another adorable book called Rasmus and the Vagabond and I'm excited that I get to tell you more about it!
In this story Rasmus is a small boy in a dreary orphanage in Sweden.  One day a husband and wife arrive at the orphanage to pick out a child.  Rasmus hopes that this might be his opportunity for a real home and a mother and father, but his friends scoff at him.  "Only girls with curly hair get picked" they said.  Against all hope Rasmus hopes and hopes and is brutally disappointed when the girl, with curly hair, is chosen.  Rasmus decides he has had enough and runs away.  Meeting up with a tramp named Paradise Oscar, Rasmus learns how to be a vagabond and decides that this might be a decent way to live the rest of his life...  Or is it?

A chance meeting with some criminals sends Rasmus and Paradise Oscar on an unexpected adventure with even more unexpected results!

This book was well written, same style as Pippi Longstocking and the Children of Noisy Village.  An easy read for an adult, perfect read-aloud for ages 5+ and independent readers 4th grade +.   You can learn more about this book and get purchasing information by visiting the official website!

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Now, for the giveaway!  I'm so thankful to FlyBy Promotions for providing a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader of Swinging On Small Hinges!  You can enter using the giveaway tools below.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, February 10th at midnight!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


  1. I remember reading Pippi Longstocking until my paperback copy lost it's cover as a child, then I taped it together and kept reading it!

  2. My 3rd grade teacher used to read us Pippi Longstocking. I remember checking the books out from the library to read for myself (I always liked the odd, interesting, or rebellious characters of literature, no matter what gender. I follow Swinging On Small Hinges on Facebook, and always enjoy reading about what's happening with those two darling little girls, and their family.


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