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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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"An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget."
--School Library Journal (School Library Journal ) --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.
I thought that it was a grand slam in the book world but at the end it was very bloodyPublished 2 days ago by Michael J Vena
Great book. Read it when I was a kid. It was really fun reading it to my boys. Tear jerkerPublished 4 days ago by Keith Black
This was one of my favorite books growing up. It was part of my son required reading in school and Amazon had it available and it arrived to us in time for school. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Desiree J
You'll laugh, You'll cry, you'll love it. All animal lovers must read.Published 7 days ago by Anna Sasser
This is a children’s story about a hard-working, determined boy who loves to go coon hunting with his two hound dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Karen Zemek
One of the best books I've ever read. It's such a touching story and has a great concept of the outlook on life. Amazing.Published 10 days ago by H