“An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I am a retired elementary school teacher. Where the Red Fern Grows is hands down the all-time, every-year favorite read aloud book! At the end of the year, when I finished my final read aloud, I always asked which book they liked best. WTRFG was a consistent winner. The author’s voice came through loud and clear from a young Billy’s perspective.
The story begins with a young boy who is very poor, but dreams of owning a pair of coon hounds. He finds a magazine ad which indicates some dogs for sale. The story captures Billy’s intense need to earn the money to buy his dogs in great detail.