Wednesday, August 02, 2006

4. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

ISBN 044022814X - Doubleday, 1961

A classic story of the loyalty and courage of dogs infused with Christian values and the power of prayer. Billy Coleman is obsessed with owning redbone hounds for coon hunting. He works for two years to save enough to buy puppies he names Little Ann and Old Dan. The pair have an unsual relationship and uncanny knack for treeing wiley racoons. Billy's resourseful stubborness gets him out of several dangerous situations but tragedy strikes and results in the death of a young boy and Billy's beloved dogs.

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