Where The Red Fern Grows School & Library Binding – May 1 1981
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
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.
*AudioFile Earphones Award
*Golden Headset Award
"Heald is wonderful with this action and emotion-laden story. An excellent selection for family listening."
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
This exciting book takes place in the Ozark Mountains, during the Great Depression. Saving for two years, ten-year-old Billy finally gets what he has been dreaming of. Billy has wanted a hound dog ever since he first heard one, during a coon hunt one year. After all his hard work he buys his two hound pups, Ol'Dann and Li'l Ann. He trains them each and everyday, and tries to make them into the best hound dogs around. With the help of his Grandpa and Dad, he gets to go on breath-taking adventures. Where he faces death, wins a little something and loses something dear to him.
I love this fictional book because it is based on a true story. I also love this book because it is such a thrilling book about love, adventure and passion for dogs. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves some drama, excitement and a little bit of crying! Even if you don't like dogs or any of this stuff I still think you should read this book. Because I read this book, loved it and I hate dogs!
By: Rawls, Wilson
Reviewed by: S. Chang
Where the Red Fern Grows is a story about a boy named Billy Coleman, Little Ann, and Old Dan. Billy worked and worked to get these two red hounds and loves them dearly. He trains his puppies to grow you as a good coon hunter. Little Ann and Old Dan grow up and become known as the best hounds, but can they withstand a mountain lion?
This book is a great book. I think the main reasons that make this book a book that you cant put down after you pick it up is because of they way the author wrote this book. And it taught me the differences about country life compared the city.
Wilson Rawls makes the reader feel like I am right beside the two dogs and Billy while hunting and all their adventures, especially when the book said, ¡°my eyes were wide, my throat dry, and my heart thumping. One judge stopped in front of Little Ann. My heart stopped, too. Reaching over, he patted her on the head.¡± This book showed me the difference between the country and the city. It showed me this when Billy went to the city and people were making fun of hi. The book¡¯s exact words when a lady made fun of Billy were, ¡°the little old lady was sitting down, rocking with laughter.
My favorite part of the book was when Billy, Little Ann, Old Dan, Billy¡¯s father and grandfather went to the coon hunting contest. I really like this part because it was very adventurous. They went through a storm, lost track of some people, and get people injured.
Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is a well-told story for anyone who enjoys getting attached to the characters or for someone who likes a story full of adventure. This book is full of suspense and adventure. Wilson Rawls will get you attached to the characters of this story. The story will get you emotionally involved and in doing so the book will only get better as the story progresses.
The story does start off kind slow and annoying in the way that, Billy, the main character just wines for about three chapters of wanting to get two hunting dogs. This makes the story drag on a little in the beginning and it is makes you anxious to see what is going to happen to him, if he is going to be able to achieve his goal. The facts that Billy, an eleven-year old boy, had worked for two straight years all by himself to buy his two hounds makes you appreciate the dogs even more. Creating this bond between you and the dogs makes the book more interesting. In creating this bond the author achieves a goal in making the reader care for the two hounds. In this book there is a stronger attraction towards, Old Dan and Little Ann, the dogs than there is between you and Billy. Even though they are not the main character they bring another mood to the story. It seems that every time they take part in the story the focus is more on them.
Although the beginning is a dragging process throughout four chapters the story really picks up after Billy gets Old Dan and Little Ann. The story takes you throughout many adventures that the trio have. The combination of Little Ann's intelligence and Old Dan's determination is an interesting blend that makes it impossible for one to survive with out the other.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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 9 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 14 months ago by P. Salisbury
My favorite book. Makes me cry every time. Glad I can share it with my girls now.Published 18 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 on Dec 31 2013 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