Where the Red Fern Grows

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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...

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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.

A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

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    This book is wonderful

    This book was wonderful. I read it for the first time in third grade as a lonely third grader who had recently moved from another state. I already had a dog but I wanted one of my own afterwards. In fourth grade I got a new miniature schnauzer puppy and named her Little Ann after the dog in this book. My Little Ann died 2 novembers ago at 15 years old. I was cleaning out some of my childhood books and recently found my old copy and reread it with my sister. It made us both cry, but we still love it.

    70 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    Where the Red Fern Grows: A Breath-Taking Book

    Where the Red Fern Grows is an amazing book about a boy named Billy who lives in the little town of Ozarks. There he works very hard to buy two red bone hounds. The two dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann, seem to be able to always understand Billy and the three are inseparable. Billy trains his dogs to hunt, and they become an incredible team. Throughout the story they face many challenges in competitions, bets, and much more. This book was so intriguing. I had always heard of this book, but never took the time to read it. I'm so glad I chose to read this book. It shows the devotion of two dogs to each other and to their master. I would warn parents that this book contains some blood, so the child should be at least about third or fourth grade. Other than that, I think anyone who reads this book will fall in love with the characters and the touching plot. Throughout this book I laughed and even cried. The description is amazing and will take your breathe away.

    50 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2009

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    What a heartwarming story for all ages!

    I have never read a novel quite like this one. Where the Red Fern Grows is the most emphantic story that is out there.


    A mature novel of a relationship between a boy and his two loving hunting hounds. Encounter the stories of two angels and a boy in the flinty ozark mts.


    Five stars, please read. I promise a story full of faith and happy tears!
    Truly, heartwarming.

    37 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Anonoymous

    I LOVE this book i recommend this book to ANYONE although i will admitt that tears where rolling down my cheeks and it was hard for me to tell someone the book without me crying (yeah its that good) even though part of the end was really sad it still had a sweet ending i will never forget this book

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    For the animal enthusiast

    Any animal enthusiast will find this heart wrenching novel an absolute pleasure as Billy's attachment to his dogs, and their fondness of each other. Unquestionably will resonate with all pet owners.<BR/>This book offers the extra benefit of providing inspiring examples of virtuous human qualities. Billy shows his adherence to personal accountability via the manner that he finds the money himself to purchase his hounds; a feat not easily accomplished by a child. Billy also exemplifies his absolute devotion to his family and dogs matched only by the loyalty echoed to him from his dogs.<BR/>You will find this book will be a very satisfying ordeal from Billy's acquisition of the pups to their saddening yet revealing conclusion regarding the red fern. I highly recommend this book to animal lovers of all ages and to those looking for meaningful excursion into the potent power of affection among humans and animals.

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    DISAPPOINTING!

    Yes, I have to admit it was a well written book and is a story about two very precious dogs! But for GOD's SAKE! Who wants to read a book that is as SAD as death! I'm warning you now that if your looking for a happily ever after story STOP NOW and pick a different book!

    13 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    What a terrible book!

    I had to read this for school and i absolutely hated it. The whole thing promotes needless killing, carnage, and brutality upon animals. The entire story's premise is about a young boy, his dogs, and his love for harming animals. He forces the dogs he buys to hunt and murder raccoons. Also, there is a disturbing scene where a teenager tries to kill two puppies with an axe, only to trip and get himself killed gorily and graphically. The views expressed by Wilson Rawls are dated and sexist, as Billy's mother is stereotyped as overprotective and emotional. Did you ever notice that his sisters have no names mentioned, and men are stereotyped as stupid and overly violent? In short, I do not think that anyone should read a book that promotes such cruelty.

    12 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Very great read!

    Honestly this book was the best that i ever read. Good for the dog lover and any animal lover out there, shows that a boy can have friends to trust and count on. Forming relationships with two souls forever together even after death has come and gone which still touches your heart. This is a great book!!!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Omg

    This book is awsomr i rate it a 10

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Seen both.

    I read the book when I was in third grade and watched the movie then also. The ending is sad but at least he gets his dogs.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Favorite Book, couldnt put it down until I was finished.

    This book is easily the best book that I have ever read. I have probably read it at least 5 times in the past year and enjoy it every time. I thought that it was exiting and a book with many good morals for older kids. This book inspired me to work for things that I want just like Billy. Would recomend it to anyone who loves hunting, animals, or the outdoors.
    Anyone that said that this was a bad book and that it provoked sensless killing was wrong. Hound dogs are bred to hunt and choose to hunt on there own. If a dog dosn't want to hunt then it wont. Also, animals being killed by other animals and people is just nature and there is nothing wrong with it. If you thought it was bad it was probably because you were not paying attention

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    I read this book aloud to 5th graders and they loved it!

    I am a 5th grade teacher in a rural community. They loved identifying with the main character. The details were sometimes slow, but it teaches them to have delayed gratification. If you see bad reviews from kids, just know that they couldn't get through the parts that were without action. As a read aloud, they were forced to do that, and it helps train young, developing readers to WAIT for the good stuff.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    What a Waste of Toilet Paper!

    The WORST book EVER written. Where do I begin? That stupid pathetic brat of a child cries in every freaking scene. He teaches his dogs to rip animals apart because the worthless hick enjoys it. The overall writing style was weak. The characters are flat and really, really pathetic. Oh, and you can't forget that classic scene where the redneck father beats a raccoon until it dies and has the gall to go on about being "fair." If you're going to hunt, it needs to actually be a HUNT. You wouldn't beat your child until they died, now would you?<BR/><BR/>Hunters and non-hunters alike will wish they'd never ever had to read this bile. I would not recommend this filth to my very worst enemy.<BR/><BR/>What a waste of toilet paper. My bum would really have enjoyed that too. What a horrid, inexcusable waste of time and good toilet paper.

    7 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Awesome!!!

    When my teacher read this book to my thrid grade class,
    everybody in the class was lisening. It seems like the book goes on forever, but in the end it is worth it.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    This book truly picks at your heart strings

    When you first start the story, Billy is just a kid who’s from a simple farm in the west. But after a few chapters, it turns into a great story with underlying meaning of love. The whole theme of the book is based around an old Indians tale, of precious red ferns growing wherever true love is. And you come to realize that the connection between Billy, Old Dan, and Little Ann is far more than just pet to owner. From the first coon hunt and the huge tree, all the way to the last fatal fight with the mountain lion, it is a fun, easy going read for practically any age. This is a must read book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Goooooood Boooooook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Made me cry on 1st and 20th chapter I bet you i will read it again.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    HORRIBLE!!

    I think this book was horrible. I read this book for school and it took me forever to finish the end because it's so sad. The book describes the deaths too much. I would have never finished this book if it wasn't for a grade.

    5 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Supurb!

    Great book that shows the relationship between a boy and his dogs!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    fantastic

    i love this book ! its so sweet . it makes me want a dog so bad its my favorite book but its really sad . my favorite part is when billy raises the $ to buy the dogs & he runs away from home to get them .i love this story & i would totally recemend this book to you

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Anonamos

    I read this book with my class and we all loved it. I suggest every child should read this book. If you dont like this book you should read books by Rick Riordan or James Patterson.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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