“Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls
I read this book for the first time when I was in the third grade and have read it at least a dozen times since. It is a tale I will never grow tired of.
This wonderfully written story captivates you from the beginning, pulls you in and tugs at your heartstrings. The adventure holds you in its grip as you root for Billy and his dogs as they battle bullies and predators.
Whether you are a dog lover or not, “Where the Red Fern Grows” will strike a chord with you. It is, hands down, the best tale about a boy and his dogs ever told. Grab a box of tissues, you’ll need it.
Description from the publisher:
“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.”