Where the Red Fern Grows

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For fans of Old Yeller and Shiloh, Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and mans best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.

Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when hes finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his ownOld Dan and Little Annhes ecstatic. It doesnt matter that times are tough; together theyll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
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 Dans brawn, Little Anns brains, and Billys sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined huntersnow friendsand 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 Childrens Novel, School Library Journal'sA Fuse #8 Production
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!

A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased. The New York Times Book Review

One of the great classics of childrens literature . . . Any child who doesnt get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years. Common Sense Media

An exciting tale of love and adventure youll never forget. School Library Journal

A book of unadorned naturalness. Kirkus Reviews

Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion. Arizona Daily Star

Its a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I cant even go on without getting a little misty. The Huffington Post

A brilliant literary work. TeenInk.com

We tear up just thinking about it. Time on the film adaptation