Where The Red Fern Grows

Where The Red Fern Grows : The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy

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This classic about a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds -- will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Winner of the Great Stone Face Award.
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  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 249 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 20.32mm | 127.01g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bantam
  • portraits transparencies
  • 0553274295
  • 9780553274295
  • 3,006

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Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs...
A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. 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. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found...
An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.
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Praise for "Where the Red Fern Grows"
A Top 100 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!
A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased. "The New York Times Book Review"
One of the great classics of children s literature . . . Any child who doesn t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years. "Common Sense Media"
An exciting tale of love and adventure you ll never forget. "School Library Journal"
A book of unadorned naturalness. "Kirkus Reviews"
Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion. "Arizona Daily Star"
It s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can t even go on without getting a little misty. "The Huffington Post"
A brilliant literary work. TeenInk.com
We tear up just thinking about it. "Time" on the film adaptation"
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About Wilson Rawls

Wilson Rawls grew up on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma. There were no schools where he lived so his mother taught Rawls and his sisters how to read and write. He says that reading the book The Call of the Wild changed his life and gave him the notion that he would like to grow up to write a book like it. He shared his dream with his father, and his father gave him the encouraging advice, "Son, a man can do anything he sets out to do, if he doesn't give up." Rawls never forgot his father's words, and went on to create two novels about his boyhood that have become modern classics. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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