Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and manÃ¢Â€Â™s best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when heÃ¢Â€Â™s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his ownÃ¢Â€Â”Old Dan and Little AnnÃ¢Â€Â”heÃ¢Â€Â™s ecstatic. It doesnÃ¢Â€Â™t matter that times are tough; together theyÃ¢Â€Â™ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 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 DanÃ¢Â€Â™s brawn, Little AnnÃ¢Â€Â™s brains, and BillyÃ¢Â€Â™s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined huntersÃ¢Â€Â”now friendsÃ¢Â€Â”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 ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Novel, School Library Journal
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
A Great American Read's Selection (PBS)
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 14 million copies in print!
Ã¢Â€ÂœA rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased....Very touching.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”The New York Times Book Review
Ã¢Â€ÂœOne of the great classics of childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s literature . . . Any child who doesnÃ¢Â€Â™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.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”Common Sense Media
Ã¢Â€ÂœAn exciting tale of love and adventure youÃ¢Â€Â™ll never forget.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”School Library Journal
Ã¢Â€ÂœA book of unadorned naturalness.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”Kirkus Reviews
Ã¢Â€ÂœWritten with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”Arizona Daily Star
Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I canÃ¢Â€Â™t even go on without getting a little misty.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”The Huffington Post
Ã¢Â€ÂœWe tear up just thinking about it.Ã¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â”Time on the film adaptation