A young girl, in outback Australia, finds an abandoned emu egg just as it is hatching. She names the newborn chick "Rascal" and he travels with her on her bike. As he grows, Rascal lives up to his name as he gets up to all sorts of mischief He eventually becomes a very responsible grown up emu.
Suits girls and boys age 5 to 8 years old.
Kylie wrote "Rascal" when she was seven years old and had indeed been caring for an abandoned emu chick that she found out near Cooper Creek in western Queensland.
Kylie was a bush kid from the far outback of Australia. She loved riding her bicycle on the long distance camping trips - that took us to the next job.. She loved writing stories she could share with other children. Kylie did her schooling by distance education. On our trips (bikes being our only transport ) she did her lessons sitting under any convenient shady shrub . Several times during the long summer school holidays we camped in a city. Here Kylie would get a newspaper delivery round. Kylie wrote “A Bunch of Battlers” based on her experiences in the bush and in the city, “Trekking To The Sunset”, “Rascal” and “Flashing Pedals” are fiction based things that she did.. When Kylie developed a fatal illness she showed great courage, that carried us both through. Kylie asked that I get her stories published so other children could enjoy them. On her website Kylie wrote of “my musings on life, God, poems, ponderings, & thinkings..” Kylie's Mum.
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