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Where the Red Fern Grows.PDF Wilson Rawls pdf free ebook download

Where the Red Fern Grows .PDF Free Ebook Download

Where the Red Fern Grows | Book Cover | Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows | Book Cover | Wilson Rawls

About the Novel

Where the Red Fern Grows .PDF Free Ebook Download | Where the Red Fern Grows .PDF is a 1961 novel by Wilson Rawls about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs.The mail does not deliver packages, and so the puppies have to be sent to the depot at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Billy travels on his own by walking there and gets them. With the extra $10 his grandfather gave him, he buys gifts for his family: a pair of overalls for his father, cloth for making dresses for his mother and sisters, and a bag of candy for his sisters. One day he finds an article in a sportsman magazine offering a pair in Kentucky for $25 each. He decides to earn the money himself. For two years, he works many different jobs, and manages to save $50. On the way back home, he spends the night in Robber's Cave on Sparrow Hawk Mountain. There he builds a fire and plays with the puppies. While trying to sleep, he hears a noise that at first seems like a woman screaming, but he soon realizes it is really that of a mountain lion from far away. Both puppies run to the mouth of the cave and challenge it. Billy worries for them, and he remembers that his father told him, "Mountain lions are scared of fire," so he makes one and waits for morning. In the morning, he continues on. He comes to a sycamore tree and sees the names Dan and Ann carved inside a heart in the bark and decides to name the puppies Old Dan and Little Ann.

Summary of the Novel

A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Where the Red Fern Grows is an exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.


Classics, Young Adult, Children's, Academic > School, Animals, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction , Academic > Read For School

About the Author

Wilson Rawls was born on September 24, 1913, in the Ozark country of Scraper, Oklahoma. His mother home-schooled her children, and after Rawls read Jack London's canine-centered tale Call of the Wild, he decided to become a writer.

When Rawls was fifteen, the United States economy entered a depression, prompting his family to leave their Oklahoma home for California; however, the family's convertible broke down near Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Rawls's father found a job.

As an adult during the 1930s and 1940s, Rawls became a carpenter and traveled to South America, Canada, and Alaska. He wrote five manuscripts during this period, including Where the Red Fern Grows. Rawls's original manuscripts contained many spelling and grammar errors. Because of this, he kept the manuscripts hidden in a trunk in his father's workshop.
But the Great Depression hit the Unites States in 1929, and Rawls left home to find work. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1935, and he came home each fall to work and hunt. He wrote stories while he traveled, but his lack of formal education hampered his grammar, and he could not sell anything. In 1958, he gave up on his dream and burned all his work. He later revealed his literary desires to his wife, Sophie, and she encouraged him to keep writing.

Film Adaptation of Novel

1974 Film on IMDB - Where the Red Fern Grows
2003 Film on IMDB - Where the Red Fern Grows

The novel was made into a popular 1974 film starring Stewart Petersen, James Whitmore and Beverly Garland. It was followed by a sequel in 1992. The film was remade in 2003 and starred Joseph Ashton, Dabney Coleman, Ned Beatty and Dave Matthews.

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