Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls

  • Release Date : 1961-04-26
  • Genre : Classics
  • FIle Size : 0.76 MB
Score: 4.5
From 2,328 Ratings


Where the Red Fern Grows A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend.
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.
Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows
A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!
“Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review
“One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media
“An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal
“A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star
“It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post
“We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation


  • Ok

    By Zavin21
    It’s ok I guess...
  • Love it

    By Boarder Crosser
    Absolutely love this book!
  • Okay,

    By clairembella
    This book told of hard work, sacrifice, and love. It was just too sad at the end to be tolerable.
  • Wonderful story

    By amandathayer
    I read this in middle school once as part of an assignment, our class was supposed to be reading it chapter by chapter as homework and writing assignments on it everyday. When i started reading this book i had my doubts, but before the first chapter was over i was completely in love and finished the book the first night, and read it 3 more times in a week. I can never find the words to describe the joy and sorrow this book brings me.
  • Where the red fern grows

    By Hollie Meckler
    A good book to read to a class
  • Life

    By Eli Douglas Ronk
    I imagined my self, the pace she describes the whole time I could easily compare to where I live, I have two dogs of my own, they may not be hounds, but like Billy’s dogs, they were special. This book really touched me, I was even the same age, 14 and as I write this, I still am if that makes sense. This book has changed me and we change me forever
  • Amazing book

    By Aer11
    This book is very emotional and has so much detail. Definitely a recommendation to all my family and friends.
  • Where The Red Fern Grows

    By Brewcraft
    Best book ever! It's really sad, but super fun to read!
  • Love this book

    By ILoveThisBook!-Coco
    This book is so GREAT! I loved it so much! It has its ups and its downs and its a little sad But still a great book! You should read it!
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

    By sashafiregaming
    I loved the book. It was amazing and you should read it.