Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (1961)

red.jpgMr Pierce, my 5th grade teacher,  read aloud to our class every day after lunch in our basement classroom at Garfield Elementary in Boise, Idaho.  It was a magical 30 minutes.  He probably read 8 books to us during that year, but the one I remember best was Where the Red Fern Grows.

Was there ever such a sweet (and heart-racing) story of a young boy and his two hunting dogs and the sacrifices they all make for each other?  I read this to my children years ago and began sobbing on the first page because I knew what was ahead!  We all LOVED IT!

I remember loving the 1974 film starring James Whitmore and Stuart Peterson.

Middle Grade Reading Level, 304 pages, Published in 1961.

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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