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At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

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At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

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A wily stray, Old Yeller helps Travis and his family stay safe from the many dangers of the wild Texas frontier in this heartwarming tale of the Old West.

1957 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1940?1970 (ALA)

1959 William Allen White Award

1959 Sequoya Award (Oklahoma)

1959 Young Readers' Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)

About the Author

With Old Yeller,Fred Gipson secured his place as one of the finest novelists in America. The book was published to instant acclaim and has become one of the most beloved children's classics ever written. Since its publication in 1956, Old Yeller has won countless awards, including the 1957 Newbery Honor. Mr. Gipson's other works include both fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in the Texas hill country and died in 1973.

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Jeane, March 29, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
is about a boy's coming of age on the Texas frontier in the late 1860's. When his father leaves on a trip, Travis has to take up the man's work and protect his mother and little brother. At first it's routine: plow the field, chop the wood, shoot something for dinner. But then several accidents occur, and Travis starts to feel he can't handle it all. Luckily a big ugly stray dog shows up. At first Travis hates him for stealing the family's meat, but then he comes to depend on the dog for protection and assistance with the half-wild livestock. Old Yeller becomes his closest companion, and invaluable to the homestead. Unfortunately, the dog isn't immune to accidents himself, and when he gets bitten by a rabid wolf, Travis has to face shooting the dog he loves in order to save his family. (Revealed on page one.)

This is a really enjoyable book, in spite of its more serious elements. Told from young Travis' perspective, it's full of frank, humorous descriptions and funny moments. His little brother's antics are pretty hilarious too. And I loved the scene where the bull fell over backwards in a cart and rolled down a hill. Old Yeller has very similar themes to The Yearling (about a boy in Florida with a pet deer) and Where the Red Fern Grows (a boy in the Ozarks with 'coon dogs). All of these books show families living on small farms in isolated areas, the main character being a teenage boy who learns some harsh life lessons from nature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064403825
Author:
Gipson, Fred
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Burger, Carl
Author:
by Fred Gipson
Author:
Fred
Author:
Gipson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
HarperClassics
Series Volume:
179
Publication Date:
October 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.48x5.33x.44 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

"Synopsis" by , A wily stray, Old Yeller helps Travis and his family stay safe from the many dangers of the wild Texas frontier in this heartwarming tale of the Old West.

1957 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1940?1970 (ALA)

1959 William Allen White Award

1959 Sequoya Award (Oklahoma)

1959 Young Readers' Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)

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