Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls

112 ratings 149 reviews 180 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8X4.975528

This classic about a 10-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds will warm the hearts of young and old alike.

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN-13: 9781432838454
ISBN-10: 1432838458
Published on 3/8/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 376

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This book is SOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! You will definitely cry if you are even somewhat human, but it is worth it. It is basically about a boy named Billy and his life with his 2 amazing pups. If you get easily scared, skip chapter 13. It made me very shaky. I still recommend though!!!!! I had to read this book for school and didn't want you, but it it is now my favorite book in the world!!!!!

Where the Red Fern Grows is about a boy who's always wanted to get two hounds. His family was poor and couldn't afford to buy a hound. When Daniel (The boy) comes across a newspaper saying you could buy a dog for $25. Daniel then goes to his grandfather's store and asks if his grandfather could help him get those dogs. It took Daniel 2 years two earn enough money for the hounds. When he received the dogs, he was overjoyed. Daniel started training his dogs into hunting coons, which were the animals that were a lot of money if you shed their hide. After training, Daniel's grandfather showed him a flyer saying that there was a coon hunt. Daniel knew that his two dogs, Old Dan, and Little Ann could win because the boy and the dogs created a bond together, which they could never leave each other. When they reached the campsite, they were to raffle a day they were going to hunt. On the day of their hunt, a huge blizzard occurred. Unfourtanetley, Daniel lost his dogs, but still could hear them. Daniel's grandfather sprained his foot and most of the people had to go back to help the grandfather. Daniel heard a bark and heard his dogs. They came to him and they helped slay the coons that Old Dan and Little Ann found. After the coon hides were pronounced in the contest, they won! When they reached home, they came upon a mountain lion and Old Dan was badly hurt. The mountain lion was slain, but Old Dan had open scars and he couldn't survive any longer. Daniel wept and didn't want Old Dan to die, but Old Dan's time had come. After Old Dan passed away, Little Ann couldn't live her life without Old Dan. Little Ann passed away from depression. Since then, Daniel has lived his life loving hounds forever and treats them with respect.

SPOILER ALERT!!! This book's ending is really sad but heartwarming. 10/10 I love this book!

Where the Red Fern Grows is an example of dogs being a man's best friend. Every day, he dreams of having two coon hounds. When he sees a ad in a magazine, he starts saving money. Over the course of a few years, he finally has enough money to buy the dogs. he names them old Dan and Little Ann. Old Dan is great at fighting , and Little Ann can figure out any trick a coon pulls. Together, they become a great team. Billy and the dogs become very close. Where the Red Fern Grows is perfect for people who love dogs and like sad stories.

Never read it but I might.

I am about half way in the book and it is a really heartwarming story about a boy who wanted hounds, andI really recommend it to other readers.

This was a greAt but really sad book. It is about the true bound between 2 dogs and the dogs boy.....

Amazing, but it is also so sad. *sniffle*

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