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Where the Red Fern Grows

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Each time a student in my class finishes a book, they are asked to write a review.  The students choose their own books, based on their own interests.  Here is a great review written by on of my students.

Written by: Evelyn M

I recently finished the book Where The Red Fern grows. I thought that this book is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life. This book is about a young boy named Billy, who has a dream to have two red coon hounds, but doesn’t have enough money. With the help of god, he earns the money and is able to get the two dogs he always wanted. He goes to a different town, and when he comes back, he finds the best names for his dogs; Old Dan and Little Ann. As the story goes on, Billy has a GREAT relationship with his dogs. In fact, they won’t hunt with anyone else but Billy, not even his father. They become the most best friends ever. You know the saying: A man’s best friend is a man’s dog. Billy starts training Old Dan and Little Ann to catch coons. The first hunt with Old D and Little A did not go out so well. The dogs had treed the coon, but it was going to be hard to get a coon out of the tree the coon had gotten in. Billy decided to cut the tree down, so he did. It took two days to cut that tree down, but with the help of his father and grandfather, he manages to make that tree fall. Later on in the book, the dogs get famous, so famous, that he entered a contest, and everybody who entered, (about 2,000 or more people) knew about him and his dogs. The question is, will Billy, Old Dan, and Little Ann win the contest, and will they get lost or hurt? Read the book to find out!

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