Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and manâs best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.
Â Â Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when heâs finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his ownâOld Dan and Little Annâheâs ecstatic. It doesnât matter that times are tough; together theyâll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
Â Â Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Danâs brawn, Little Annâs brains, and Billyâs sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined huntersânow friendsâand Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past.
Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows
A Top 100 Childrenâs Novel, School Library Journal
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
A Great American Read's Selection (PBS)
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 14 million copies in print!
âA rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased....Very touching.â âThe New York Times Book Review
âOne of the great classics of childrenâs literature . . . Any child who doesnât get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.â âCommon Sense Media
âAn exciting tale of love and adventure youâll never forget.â âSchool Library Journal
âA book of unadorned naturalness.â âKirkus Reviews
âWritten with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.â âArizona Daily Star
âItâs a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I canât even go on without getting a little misty.â âThe Huffington Post
âWe tear up just thinking about it.â âTime on the film adaptation
This edition also contains Lisa Ruyter - Stations of the Cross: Junge Kunst in Freising
About: A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
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