Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Book - 2001
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In the rugged landscape of early frontier Texas, fourteen-year-old Travis faces taking over his family's farm and making a painful, important decision.

HARPERCOLL

Awarded the Newbery Honor

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

 

When his father sets out on a cattle drive for the summer, fourteen-year-old Travis is left to take care of his family and their farm, and he faces new, unanticipated and often perilous responsibilities in the wilderness of early fronteir Texas. But Travis is not alone. He finds help and comfort in the courage and unwavering love of the stray animal who comes to be his most loyal and very best friend: the big yellow dog Travis calls "Old Yeller."

An enduring and award-winning American classic, Fred Gipson's Old Yeller stands as one of the most beloved novels ever produced in this country, and one that will live in the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come.

 

 



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In the rugged landscape of early frontier Texas, fourteen-year-old Travis is faced with taking over his family's farm and making a painful, important decision, with the help of his big yellow do, Old Yeller. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2001
ISBN: 9780060800024
006080002X
9780060935474
0060935472
Characteristics: 132 p.: 20 cm

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the story of a love between a boy and his dog. a really special dog. warning: this one has a tragic ending.

AL_MARCIA Nov 09, 2016

A powerful coming-of-age book about a boy and his dog. Beautifully written. It details a family's survival in rural Texas post civil war.

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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

I loved the book Old Yeller so much. I think lots of people can relate to it and I think they will really like it. And I have heard that a lot of people have read and loved Old Yeller

Y724715 Feb 21, 2015

This was easily my favourite book

MarinaJaffey Nov 23, 2013

yeah buddy

isoliloquix Jul 05, 2012

It's not just a story about a dog, but about a companion, friend, family member that will always be there till the end. It's hearttouching and just amazing.

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Y724715 Feb 21, 2015

Y724715 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jun 29, 2014

blue_zebra_828 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

ccahn Dec 20, 2013

ccahn thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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violet_cat_1889 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Mustang5_0
Aug 18, 2015

Old Yeller comes to Travis's family as a stray. At first Travis detests him. With his father far away on a cattle drive, Old Yeller helps Travis take care of his family and Travis grows fond of him. This is a heartwarming tale of family and loyalty.

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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

They called him Old Yeller because of his dingy yellow coat. Travis couldn't stand the look of Old Yeller. He thought the dog was ugly and he didn't like the fact that the dog stole their food. Old Yeller works hard to keep the family together while papa is away on a long cattle drive. Soon enough Old Yeller is capable of protecting Travis. But can Travis protect Old Yeller?

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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

One of my favourite lines from Old Yeller is, " It was the most mournful yell that I have ever heard". Well i think it's that. I am sorry if I am wrong!

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