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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.

Hardcover, 376 pages
Published on March 8, 2017 by Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN-10: 1432838458
ISBN-13: 9781432838454
150 Book Reviews
  • moonlight2011
    moonlight2011about 1 month55 stars
    i think this book is pretty good
    • c01a
      c01aabout 1 month55 stars
      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.
      • sunxmoon
        sunxmoon2 months55 stars
        SPOILER ALERT!!! This book's ending is really sad but heartwarming. 10/10 I love this book!
        • c01a
          c01aabout 1 month55 stars
          Don't spoil it!!!!!
        • iamrobot
          iamrobot4 months55 stars
          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.
          • wolfy_blue
            wolfy_blue6 months
            Never read it but I might.
            • caninelover101
              caninelover1019 months55 stars
              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.
              • strongunicorn
                strongunicorn11 months
                THIS IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK!
                • jb9
                  jb9about 1 year44 stars
                  This was a greAt but really sad book. It is about the true bound between 2 dogs and the dogs boy.....
                  • dragonite36345
                    dragonite36345about 1 year55 stars
                    Amazing, but it is also so sad. *sniffle*
                    • prettychick
                      prettychickabout 1 year55 stars
                      This is a book about a ten year old buy who really wants two dogs, but not just any dogs, these special type of dogs. The book goes through of him spending two years to earn enough money to buy these two dogs he saw in a magazine ad. It is a really special book and I love it a lot because it is so heart warming. Try to read it if you can.