Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls

  • Release Date - Published: 1961-04-26
  • Book Genre: Classics
  • Author: Wilson Rawls
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,731 Ratings)

Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls read online review & book description:

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!
“Very touching.” —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
“We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

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  • Anonymous

    By ygbiub
    This book is only good if you have empathy for Billy. There’s a lot of hunting involved.
  • Amazing Book!!!

    By Tattoo Little King
    My sister gave me this book when she moved away so I read it and it had me crying for days 😭 it’s such an amazing book and I love it! I’m a middle school teacher and I read this to my students and some of them cried too, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone!
  • Awesome book!

    By noskcaj ycrep
    Where the Red Fern Grows is an amazing novel and is definitely one of the best I’ve read. It’s simply perfection!
  • Where The Red Ferns Grow

    By Tutlez read
    It’s a amazing book but it is so sad I cried for a day
  • Eh

    By luigi /lyriq 2009🥳
    I mean I only had to read it because of my teacher but it was a good book until Billy’s dogs died I mean what dog wants to die because it’s brother, sister or friend died that’s like me wanting to die because my grandpa died 🙄ugh
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

    By Abigail Robison
    This book is probably one of my favorite books even though it made me cry. I read this in 4th grade. I really recommend this book for young and old readers. I hope you read this book and love it!
  • Amazing

    By nickonappstore
    I recommend this! The book is very sweet and it can make someone cry but, it’s very sweet and happy. The book tells about the story of the boy and his dogs really well
  • Disappointing

    By iLKaM
    Am I the only one to see nothing valuable in this book? What is romantic in cruelty of hunting for fun? A young boy chopping down the most beautiful tree in the wood only to catch and kill a terrified, defenseless animal with an axe is an example of love and compassion this book claims it is about? But at the same time, we are supposed to feel sorry for the death of Billy’s dogs in the end of the book? Why are their lives more valuable? No compassion meanwhile was shown for the cat that hurt all for of his legs in Billy’s trap. The author found it funny! Despite the claims of being a book about wonderful childhood, the reader will never know the names of Billy’s sisters. They are just girls, hence unimportant. The overall literary value of the book is questionable. There is no lesson, no point, no message, no character growth in it. A boring and repetitive narrative in the middle, followed by a hasty wrap-up in the end.
  • I loved it

    By jackisqw2ewwqwe
    I loved this adventures and exiting book.
  • Amazing

    By Shelby Plumb
    My dad said that this is about the only book he aver read. So obviously I read it, it is soo good and sad at the same time. Totally recommend for people of all ages!

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