Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard to save his earnings to achieve his dream of buying two red bone hound dogs. Through adventure and tragedy, he develops a new trust in God, as he faces overwhelming challenges while roaming the river bottoms of Cherokee country with Old Dan and Little Ann. In this timeless and poignant coming of age story, Billy realizes the meaning of true friendship, loyalty, integrity, and heroics. Dove Review Here is a story of a boy and his adventures with his hunting dogs during the depression.
Showing of next show all Beautiful nostalgic book from my childhood. It makes you want to roam through the Ozarks with a pair of hounds. Then the end comes, and like all books about dogs, it is devastating.
Why can't the dog live? Even though you know its coming it still hits hard. Tears will be shed, but it will be worth it.
Katie80 Oct 8, I always avoided this book because I knew how it ended and I didn't want to subject myself to such pain. Overcoming my dramatic aversion I broke down and read this only to be just as sad as I thought I would be at the end of it.
I didn't have a childhood like Billy's but I have experienced the deep desire to do something that was bigger than me. My version of coon hunting was playing basketball, so it wasn't as intense.
CaputoJohn Sep 30, When I felt tears prickling the back of my eyes in the first chapter of this book, I knew I was in trouble. By the last page, I was curled in the foetal position sobbing my heart out.
This truly is a coming-of-age classic and, while I didn't enjoy the way Billy and his two beloved hounds, Little Anne and Old Dan, hunted raccoons for sport, considering the time frame and setting of this book, I can imagine many teenage boys doing exactly the same thing.
I loved the beautiful descriptions of the hills, rivers and animals of the Cherokee country, they brought the book to life. The special bond between Billy and is two dogs was truly touching, as was the close relationship between Old Dan and Little Annie.
Having pet dogs all my life I can understand how much Billy loved them; their loyalty, faithfulness, devotion and unending love always astounds me. A beautiful, moving story.
I think this novel can be read by any child and can relate to a bunch of children. This novel is heartwarming and really shows determination, commitment, and friendship.Reviews.
Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top Children's Novel, School Library Journal A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of 4 State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! Wilson Rawls is the author of the timeless classic Where the Red Fern Grows and the acclaimed novel Summer of the Monkeys.
He was born on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains and spent much of his boyhood roaming northeastern Oklahoma with his only companion, an old bluetick hound. Wilson Rawls did an amazing job of writing it.
The detail is superb and his writing style is great. I recommend this book for people who enjoy a heartwarming adventure, and who has a strong love for animals (especially dogs).
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