Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man's best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.
Wilson Rawls is the author of the timeless classic Where the Red
Fern Grows and the acclaimed novel Summer of the
Monkeys. He was born on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains and
spent much of his boyhood roaming northeastern Oklahoma with his
only companion, an old bluetick hound.
Since its publication more than fifty years ago, Where the Red Fern Grows has assumed the status of a classic and has been made into a widely acclaimed motion picture. Rawls' second novel, Summer of the Monkeys, received rave reviews and won the prestigious California Young Reader Medal Award, among other accolades.
Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children's
Novel, School Library Journal
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
A Great American Read's Selection (PBS)
Winner of Multiple State Awards
Over 14 million copies in print! "One of the great classics of children's literature . . . Any child who doesn't get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years." --Common Sense Media "A book of unadorned naturalness." --Kirkus Reviews "Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion." --Arizona Daily Star
"It's a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can't even go on without getting a little misty." --The Huffington Post "We tear up just thinking about it." --Time on the film adaptation