Where the Red Fern Grows

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Bibliographic Info: Rawls, W. (1974). Where the red fern grows. New York: Bantam.

Annotation:  A young boy Billy dreams of having his own dogs to hunt with.  He saves up enough money and get Old Dan and Little Anne.  They are very good hunters and he becomes best friends with them.  Their time together is fast paced and rewarding, yet they see some hardships.  A friend/rival loses his life and the dogs have a few close calls themselves.

Genre: Fiction

Readers who will like this book: Young boys who are interested in hunting would really enjoy this book.  Also anyone who has a soft spot for dogs will enjoy this.  It will be sad for them, but overall it would be worth it.

Response/Rating: I loved this book.  I read it when I was much younger and it is even better reading it a second time years later.  I would give this book a 5.

Question: What would you say defines a friendship? Loyalty? Fun? Common interests?

Posted By: Natalie Gannon

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