Where The Red Fern Grow

Where The Red Fern Grow

Taylor Holthus, Writer

     My name is Taylor and I am going to write a review on a book that I personally love. “Where the Red Fern Grows” is one of my favorite books. I would give it a good review and I highly recommend it for all of the readers who like dog books that are sad and full of adventure. I really enjoyed this book because of the detail, and how It felt like I was in the book actually sitting there watching all of the stuff happen. My dad and Grandpa think that it is an incredibly sad book but it is worth the read.

     “Where the Red Fern Grows” is mainly about a boy named Billy and his two dogs, Little Ann and Old Dan. They hunt, play, and go on adventures together. Billy and his dogs grow close in time and become best friends. Little do they know, tragedy strikes them later on in the book. Before I tell you too much, go read it yourself so that I don’t spoil it for you. In the book Billy and his dogs hunt a lot, they even enter a hunting competition. 

     This story is by Wilson Rawls who says that he could not have written this book without his wife. He died in 1984 on December 16th, best known for his books “Where the Red Fern Grow” and “Summer of the Monkeys”. Wilson Rawls died on December 16, 1984. Rawls says “To my wonderful wife, without whose help this book would not have been written.” This book also won a Evansville Book award in 1974, given out by the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and in 1980 it received the young readers award from Michigan Council of Teachers of English.