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Old Yeller [Kindle Edition]

Fred Gipson , Steven Polson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)

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Book Description

At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

Editorial Reviews


"A bestseller for generations, the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions places it on a shelf with the classics in juvenile literature." -- Saturday Review of Literature

"Exciting and heartwarming indeed." -- SLJ.

About the Author

With Old Yeller,Fred Gipson secured his place as one of the finest novelists in America. The book was published to instant acclaim and has become one of the most beloved children's classics ever written. Since its publication in 1956, Old Yeller has won countless awards, including the 1957 Newbery Honor. Mr. Gipson's other works include both fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in the Texas hill country and died in 1973.

Product Details

  • File Size: 262 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060739452
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Newbery Honor Book edition (August 18, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JXB8D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR YOUNG READERS! April 14, 2002
I'm a 7th grade teacher and I introduced my students to this novel for the first time this year. To my amazement they had never even heard of OLD YELLER. Now, middle school students can be the toughest audience in the world but THEY LOVED THIS BOOK.
Author Fred Gipson perfectly captures the time period of Texas in the late 1800's and the challenges of daily life. Into the mix of chores and adventures on the farm is the universal bond of a boy and his dog. Travis and Old Yeller are two characters that any child will immediately connect with and grow to love. And naturally as many novels geared towards younger readers, the conclusion will remain with them long after the novel has been read.
On a side note I must also recommend the classic Walt Disney version of OLD YELLER (VHS or DVD). Young readers will enjoy the similarities and differences between novel and movie. It's an excellent example to build discussion or writing lessons involving comparisons or contrasts.
And while I have continually mentioned young readers I should also comment that OLD YELLER is a must-read for people of any age group. So the next time you need to be entertained by a great novel, pick up this classic.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book; A sad, but good book February 2, 2000
By A Customer
This heart-warming book is about Old Yeller, (Which mean 'Yellow' in those days) a stray golden-brown dog which Travis' little brother (Little Arliss)finds. Travis hates the dog, who they named 'Old Yeller', until Old Yeller saves Travis' life. Soon they are best buddies, but the fate that is awaiting at the end brings them apart. This book is perfect for ages 7 and up, and is a terrific day-to-day read. This has 16 exciting chapters for either read aloud or silent reading. If your lookin' for a book to read, It's Old Yeller.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Yeller March 16, 2007
A Kid's Review
Old Yeller is the beautiful, touching story of a boy and his big "yeller" dog.

When Travis's father goes on a cattle drive, Travis takes over the farm. He takes on a big task and is furious to find a big, one-eared, yellow dog eats thier meat, plays in their drinking water, and runs away when his family is in dire need of help. But Old Yeller proves himself when he saves Travis's litttle brother, Arliss, from a mad mother bear.

I loved reading Old Yeller because the story became real. I love dogs and it was amazing how detailed the story was. It was touching to read about how close Travis and Old Yeller were brought together.

Old Yeller is a classic novel everyone can read. Fred Gipson tells about the love and loyalty the characters possess for one another. I highly recommend this touching story that filled me with emotion and made my day forever.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberto's Review December 1, 2006
A Kid's Review
The story Old Yeller by Fred Gipson is a realistic fiction book. It tells about a fourteen year old boy named Travis who was left in charge of his family and the farm while his papa was away on a cattle drive. One day an old yeller dog shows up and steals some meat and wrecks the fence. At first Travis is ready to shoot the dog, but his little brother didn't let him. Travis really wanted a horse not a big ugly slick-haired yeller dog with a chewed off ear and a stub tail. Travis comes to love and depend on Old Yeller. They work together keeping up with the farm and watching out for raccoons in the corn patch. Old Yeller saves Travis from wild hogs. Can Travis do the same for his best friend? Read the story to find out.

I enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to anyone who is a dog lover. Also, this story proves that a dog is a man's best friend. Finally, the book Old Yeller taught me a lesson that you shouldn't judge things by the way they look.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful dog story book! January 31, 2002
A Kid's Review
I just finished Fred Gipson's book Old Yeller, and it was excellent. I liked this book because it tells how Travis didn't like Old Yeller at first but then Old Yeller shows it was a good idea to keep him. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. If you read Hound Dog Man you will love this book. This is a great book, you can't wait to find out what happens next. I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did. If you are looking for a good dog story, try old yeller.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old Yeller January 9, 2002
A Kid's Review
What made me choose this book is the movie. I saw the movie and I really liked it so I thought the book would be good too.What I thought the book would be about is a boy and his dog doing things together like hunting. I felt sad for Old Yeller, Travis, Arliss, and Ma because of what happend. The book was what I expected it to be. I still feel the same about the book.
The main characters in the story are Old Yeller, Travis, Arliss, and Ma. It takes place in the late 1860's, in Birdsong Creek in the hills of Texas. When Pa goes away to Abline,Kansas to give cattle to the market for money, while Travis, Arliss and Ma are left to take care of things. One night this old yeller dog ate some meat of theirs and Travis got real mad at him. Little Arliss wanted to keep him and he got to because Travis had a dog when he was younger. One day when Arliss gets into a dangerous situtation with a bear Old Yeller saves him. After that Travis likes old Yeller better. Later they start doing things together and become best friends until one day changes it all. The type of book that this is is a historical fiction. These things could happen in real life but they didn't. The author of this book is Fred Gipson. I found the book exicting because of all the things that happen ,like the bear attack, and I found it sweet too because Old Yeller would do anything to help and protect the family. I would recomend the book to other readers because it's a good book. The age group that I think is approite for this book it ages eight and up. If you like exicting books this is the one for you!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loved reading this book - it was a bit traumatic ...
My son loved reading this book - it was a bit traumatic that the dog dies at the end. I would recommend this book for kids to read.
Published 2 days ago by amazonbuyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent story for children 10-12 years old to read.
Published 6 days ago by Steve Zagar
5.0 out of 5 stars ... am an 8 y/o and this was a very good book. I have to warn you...
I am an 8 y/o and this was a very good book. I have to warn you can get into trouble for taking it to school and reading it during reading time.
Published 9 days ago by Kaitlyn Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic
I Totally loved the repeat at the end of the story. And I appreciate the relationship with Travis and Old Yeller.
Published 9 days ago by CGE
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Yeller
I wish they didn't have to kill Old Yeller, but I really enjoyed the book, it was great! It might be the best book ever
Published 21 days ago by zachary cooper
3.0 out of 5 stars The old Yeller
It was ok but I have seen better than that. And I wish there was a second book so I can see the other dog grow up WITHOUT DIEING .Other wise it was a great book.
Published 27 days ago by Aubrey Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gift
Christmas gift for 11 year old grandson. I know, he'd rather have a computer.
Published 1 month ago by Mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by john catalano
3.0 out of 5 stars Ehh...
It was hard for me to follow along, because it uses "RED NECK WORDS LIL' DOGGIE." and I bearly understood what they were doing, neither could I understand what they were saying.
Published 1 month ago by EjectedReject
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Heartwarming story.
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Gomez
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