Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
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.
I remember having to read this in the 5th grade with in one of my favorite teacher’s class, Mr. Wilson. I took one look at the cover and read the description and thought that I would be bored to tears having to read this book. I am so glad I was dead WRONG! Who knew a story about a boy and his hunting dogs would so capture my attention, but that’s just what it did. Rawls has a unique way of drawing young readers into a story and making them care about his characters and what happens to them. I even remember re-reading this on my own once or twice. Now that I think back on it, I’ll probably grab a copy and re-read it now.
Did anyone else have to read this, or just wanted to? What were your feelings towards it?
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