Book Review of
Where the Red Fern Grows
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.
A childhood classic that is based in Oklahoma. Where the Red Fern Grows is a fiction book, but it is based on the author’s childhood growing up in the Ozarks of NE Oklahoma. The setting of the book is very much what it would have been like to grow up in that time period in eastern Oklahoma.
Where the Red Fern Grows is a sweet and touching story as it is about not only about family struggles, but about a relationship between a boy and his dogs. I cried when I read this book, and I am sure you will too. It such a personal story that can capture readers of all ages. I think it is such a great that most people can connect to like the family, the pets, the child imagination, the mischievousness and so on.