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