Table of Contents Summary Billy lives on a farm. He wants two good coonhounds very badly, but his Papa cannot afford any. Billy works hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, so eventually he has enough money for the dogs. He gives the money to his grandfather, who orders the dogs for him.
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Billy is growing up dirt-poor in the Ozarks during the Grreat Depression of the s. More than anything, he wants a pair of redbone coon hounds.
As it is financially out of the question for his parents to buy them, he works and saves for two years to buy them himself, then hikes barefoot 60 miles round-trip over the mountains and through the woods to the nearest town to pick them up. He then spends months training the pups to be the best hounds in the hills.
His dreams all come true as he spends every night out hunting in the hills with his dogs, and their fame spreads far and wide. Billy and his dogs are so good that his grandfather enters them in a championship coon hunt against grown men. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
Arguably the greatest boy-and-his-dog story of all time, this is, for many kids, the book that introduces them to the power of literature. It reveals a world that has all but vanished today, a rural America where a boy could ramble through the woods and mountains with his dogs all night long, in complete freedom.
It also shows what our image of boyhood once was: Billy is an archetype that, like the world he inhabits, is virtually extinct, except in literature.
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Where the Red Fern Grows is an emotional, heartwarming book. A boy, billy, wants to own 2 hunting hounds, but his mom wont let him. He spends 2 YEARS rasing $50 to buy 2 hounds/5(88). Feb 11, · Parents need to know that Where the Red Fern Grows is a classic of children's literature that's been a beloved and powerfully emotional book for generations.
First published in , it's the story of a boy in the Ozarks during the Great Depression who gets a pair of dogs as puppies and raises them to compete in a raccoon-hunting championship.5/5.