Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Post by Doglover101 » 08 Dec 2018, 10:10

This sad but touching story by the award winning author wilson rawls called Where The red fern grows is my all time favorite book. this book is based back in the early 1900s about a young boy that longs for too redbone coonhounds. He saves up 50 dollars secretly and goes and buys them. Bill Coleman names his dogs Little Ann and Old Dan after the too names he sees carved into the trees. They hunt every night they become best friends and do everything together. Billy sells his coon skins and his family goes from being poor to being middle class, that wasn't very likley in the Ozarks. When I first saw this book I did not want to read it but I became so attached to the characters it was sad to say goodbye.

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Post by Ak1412 » 21 Mar 2019, 19:50

I haven't read this in years. All I can remember is bawling.

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Post by Kansas City Teacher » 15 May 2019, 11:59

I remember reading this book in 7th grade English. You could tell where the students were in the book by the sighs, tears, and moans around the classroom. What was even more sad to me was when the family had to move out of the area....the children growing up, and like you said, saying goodbye to the characters. Glad to say this is still on many elementary / middle school reading lists today.

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Post by colorsparkle » 17 May 2019, 21:41

I’ve read this at least 3 or 4 times, the first being in fourth grade where I almost started crying in class! But it gets me every time!

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Post by Dragonsend » 20 May 2019, 17:05

I have read Where the Red Fern Grows several times. It is a great book and yes I cry every time!
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 :angelic-grayflying:

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Post by Jlbaird85 » 24 May 2019, 21:08

This was a great book! I haven't read it since I was young, but I remember it making me cry...every time!
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts

Shakespeare-As You Like It Act II, Scene VII

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Post by Cardui » 08 Jun 2019, 13:37

My mom read this to me and my sister when I was eight or nine. I haven’t read it since but I still remember it clearly. Such a sad but memorable story.

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Post by esp1975 » 01 Jul 2019, 15:14

We had the movie and watched it more than once. In 4th grade, my teacher read this book aloud to the class. She did it every year. As it got to the end, she would start crying and would ask kids in the class to come up and read a page or two. The boys would always volunteer, and then they would end up in tears, too. It was a giant cry-fest of one teacher and 25+ fourth graders.

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Post by RoxieReads » 29 Jul 2019, 11:05

I think that I read this when I was in fourth grade, and all I remember is feeling so sad by the end of it. I'd love to reread this one soon.
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Post by cassiekeech2019 » 29 Jul 2019, 20:46

Thank you for reminding me about this wonderful book. When I read "Where the Red Fern Grows", I just fell in love with Little Ann and Old Dan.

I think maybe it is time to read it again? thanks

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Post by paulkinyuao+ » 06 Aug 2019, 10:00

There are books that bring you closer to life's true meaning. This is definitely one of them.

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