Mr 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.