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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 man’s best friend.
   Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll 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 Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and 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 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A 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 children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t 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 you’ll 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
“It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post
“A brilliant literary work.” —
“We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

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Where the Red Fern Grows
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Red fern
October 7th, 2015
My favorite by far!! I even have a red fern tattooed on my body!! Such a wonderful story of learning and faith. A must read for every dog let and book lover out there...kleenex close though!
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Where the red fern grows
September 21st, 2015
I got read this book by my favorite teacher, Mr. N. Douville, it's a beautiful yet heartbreaking story. I am only 10 years old but I know that I will never forget this story as long as I live because of all the absolute emotion, love and courage in this book. By the way, M. Douville, if you are reading this, I want to thank you for being the teacher that truly changed my life. ~Sophia
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Where the Red Fern Grows
April 23rd, 2013
Always has been one of my favorites for 40+ years.
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Where the red fern grows
February 17th, 2013
I was first read this book by my grade 6 teacher, and it is still my favorite book about the bonds that form between humans and animals. I am now 41 years that is a true sign of a good book.
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