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Author Wilson Rawls spent his boyhood much like the character of this book, Billy Colman, roaming the Ozarks of northeastern Oklahoma with his bluetick hound. A straightforward, shoot-from-the-hip storyteller with a searingly honest voice, Rawls is well-loved for this powerful 1961 classic and the award-winning novel Summer of the Monkeys. In Where the Red Fern Grows, Billy and his precious coonhound pups romp relentlessly through the Ozarks, trying to "tree" the elusive raccoon. 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. 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 over the graves of his dogs. This unforgettable classic belongs on every child's bookshelf. (Ages 9 and up) --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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I read this book in grade six, and I am now 22. It will forever have a place in my heart for something that impacted me a lot when I was younger. Read morePublished 7 months ago by anonymous
This item was purchased as a gift for my grandson. I have not yet given it to him, but based on my understanding of his reading preferences, I expect him to be pleased.Published 12 months ago by P. Salisbury
My favorite book. Makes me cry every time. Glad I can share it with my girls now.Published 15 months ago by Whylin
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS IS QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE THE SADDEST MOVIE WE HAVE WATCHED. WOULD LOVE TO WATCH IT IN BLU-RAY.Published 23 months ago by Linda L.
Did you ever want a dog one of those adorable puppies you see in the newspaper ads but you just dont have enough money to get it? Share an experience with the main character. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2013 by courtney oostenbrink
I remember reading this book in grade achool and loving it. The author is so descriptive that you feel yourself running through the Ozark hills with Billy, Old Dan, and Little Ann. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2010 by littleann123
NO, this has to be the best story I have ever read. I read this book recently to my 7 year old son. Wanting to show him the power of books. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by A. Hansen
Where the Red Fern Grows is a beautiful story. The story has excellent descriptions. The Ozarks seem like a beautiful place to live. Read morePublished on June 4 2004
Wow! this is one of the best book I have written in a long time. If you have not read Where the Red Fern Grows trust me it is the kind of book you will have regeted if you did... Read morePublished on June 3 2004