Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


Blurb:  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 make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Where the Red Fern Grows is an exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.

3 stars

Listened to Via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts:  This is book perfect for a young boy that lives in a very rural and wooden area that likes to hunt. I grew up in such a place and can relate to a certain degree. I personally did not like the hunting aspect, since I am not one to hunt (I don’t like to see things die). However, the strong bond between Billy and his dogs is very heart warming. Oh, and I could not remember most of the movie. I might do a comparison one day.

If you are thinking of your child reading this book, I will advise you to read the book first because there is quite a bit of animal violence. This may not bother you, but it might horrify others.

Listened to April 8, 2014 — April 15, 2014