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  • Published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1961.
  • Year Published: 1961
  • Edition: [1st ed.]
  • Description: 212 p. 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 700

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0553274295
  • 0440412676 :
  • 0385323301 :
  • 0553274295 :


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Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy

by Rawls, Wilson.

There are currently 5 available and 1 request on 8 copies

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Call number: Teen Fiction, Y Fiction / Rawls, Wilson, J Fiction / Rawls, Wilson

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, West Youth

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I remember reading this in middle school and being very touched by the connection between the boy and his dogs. It is hard to imagine having to loose your best friends so young.

Still good 25 years later

As we were about to get a dog, I put out a display of dog books in our library for the kids, and this one really caught my eye. It was a favorite growing up, and I stood there and read the first few pages... and then walked away and finished reading.

A touching story just as well-written and enjoyable now as it was when I was a kid, about a boy and the dogs he loves.


Sad but so good. I highly recommend it.

So sad


Sad T.T

I read this book as a six grade assignment and I really enjoyed it!! It is very sad at the end. Still it is a completely great book!!! I totally recommend it!!!

Excellent read!

One of the best books I've read. I'm definitely adding a copy to my home library. Have tissue ready when you're nearing the end!


This book is really good, but it is so sad. It is about a little boy named Billy and his two dogs, Little Ann and Old Dan. Together they hunt and catch coons. Its to sad to tell the last part. All in all, its one of my favorite books and you should really read it.


This book keeps you on your toes, though it is sad

7th grade book class

i used this book for 7th grade
about a boy named Billy
and his 2 dogs
their determination, love, and coming of age
so sad

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