First published in 1961, a modern-day classic for children follows the friendship between a boy and his two dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann, as they search out adventure along the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country, hunting for coons. But all they know will soon change...
Where The Red Fern Grows is written by Wilson Rawls and is a realistic fiction about a boy named Billy and his hunting dogs in the Cherokee hills. One day Billy found an ad for: one hound for 25 dollars, so Billy saves 50 dollars for two years and asks his grand pa to order the pups. When... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Where The Red Fern Grows is written by Wilson Rawls and is a realistic fiction about a boy named Billy and his hunting dogs in the Cherokee hills. One day Billy found an ad for: one hound for 25 dollars, so Billy saves 50 dollars for two years and asks his grand pa to order the pups. When Billy goes to town to get his dogs he runs into a group of kids who beat him up. On his way back he thinks about names and comes across a tree that has the names Dan and Ann and names them Old Dan and Little Ann. After a while of training his dogs Billy goes hunting and they catch two or three coons every night. Billy’s grandpa wants to talk to him one day and tells him about a raccoon hunting competition and Billy goes to the competition with Old Dan, Little Ann, his dad and Grandpa. In the beauty competition Little Ann wins and gets a silver cup. In the hunting contest Billy makes it to the finals. On the last night of hunting grandpa trips and sprains his ankle but on the good side Billy wins the competition, gold cup and the jackpot of over 300 dollars. A week after the competition when Billy is hunting he realizes that he is hunting a mountain lion. After the hunt Billy understands how close he was to dying. When Billy comes home Old Dan died from a cut the lion gave him. Little Ann died shortly after from being too sad to eat anything. The next day Billy’s dad tells him that that they are moving. On the day of their departure Billy visits his dogs grave and finds on top of it a red fern.
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