Where The Red Fern Grows
- Number of Pages: 208
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs. Glory and victory had been coming to them, but sadness waited too. An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found. From the Paperback edition. A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee nation. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley.
Author Wilson Rawls spent his boyhood a lot like the character of this book, Billy Colman, roaming the Ozarks of northeastern Oklahoma with his bluetick hound. In Where the Red Fern Grows, Billy and his precious coonhound pups romp relentlessly through the Ozarks, trying to"tree"the elusive raccoon. When the victory over the mountain lion turns to tragedy, Billy grieves, but learns the beautiful old Native American legend of the sacred red fern that grows more than the graves of his dogs. (Ages 9 and up) In time, the inseparable trio wins the coveted gold cup in the annual coon-hunt contest, captures the wily ghost coon, and bravely fights with a mountain lion. A straightforward, shoot-from-the-hip storyteller using a searingly honest voice, Rawls is well-loved for this powerful 1961 classic and the award-winning novel Summer of the Monkeys. This unforgettable classic belongs on every child's bookshelf.
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