Cricket Readers Recommend

Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

This is a fascinating story about a boy by the name of Billy Coleman. It takes place in the early twentieth century. Billy gets a pair of raccoon-hunting hounds. He names them Little Ann and Old Dan. They are the best hunting team in the Ozarks, a mountain range located in northeastern Oklahoma. Read along to find out about a fatal accident, a battle of loyalty, and a great red fern!

Average: 4 (1 vote)
submitted by Romy L., age 12
(March 26, 2008 - 11:47 am)

I love this book. It's really good. At the end it's a tear-dropper. If you read and liked this book you should read Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls.

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(June 22, 2008 - 7:14 pm)

I saw the movie and it was OK

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(June 26, 2008 - 12:40 pm)

This book was so great!!!!! But it was really sad at the end! I would recommend this book to anyone.

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(June 28, 2008 - 8:45 pm)

I didn't really like this book... too repetetive

submitted by Mae P, age 12, California
(July 5, 2008 - 5:50 pm)

I read Summer of the Monkeys first. I really liked it and remembered that I had Where the Red Fern Grows and had never read it. I really like it, too. WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT LIKE TO CRY, DON'T READ THIS BOOK. IF YOU DO READ IT, BE PREPARED, HAVE TISSUES ON HAND!!! :) =^..^=

submitted by Gionna E., age 12, Shawnee, KS
(August 5, 2008 - 2:35 pm)

I saw the movie. I think it was very toutching to people who like animals.

submitted by Angela S., age 9, CT
(September 6, 2008 - 9:30 pm)

Oh, this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is also one of the three books I have read that made me cry, hard, and long, and multiple times (the other two being Wicked and My Sister's Keeper).

It's a beautiful story, and well written and believable. By the time you're through you love Dan and Ann every bit as much as Billy does.

The movie sucks, however. 

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(January 17, 2009 - 1:45 am)

I thought this was a great book, but being a vegan, a bit gory.  Still great, though.

submitted by BellaTrix ✌ ♡
(January 26, 2009 - 6:04 pm)

This is an awsome book!!!!!! Very well written and too great for words.

submitted by Elizabeth B, age 12, Narnia
(February 28, 2009 - 2:26 pm)

That was one of the greatest books I ever read. It's good other people feel the same way.

submitted by Rosemary W., age 11, Maryland
(March 17, 2010 - 8:36 pm)