Where The Red Fern Grows

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1. Author

1.1. Wilson Rawls

1.2. Septbember 24 1913 to December 16 1984

1.3. American

1.4. He is a know author, he has received many awards for his books and there have been movies placed about him and his books. Not to mention his books where some of the best there was and emotional, he was also know for his books his books where set as sad and happy books! His book are about friend ship loyalty his books just describe how a person should live in my opinion.

2. General Info

2.1. 1961

2.2. Fiction, Children Literature.

2.3. English

2.4. Ozark Mountains on Cherokee North East Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

3. Plot

3.1. Billy wants a pair of hunting dogs more than any thing in the world.

3.2. Billy family can not afford hunting dogs there for billy has to raise money by him self so that he get his own dogs. After two years of hard work he finally gets enough money to get a pair of hunting dogs. Billy+Dogs+hunting= Billy Happy.

3.3. One of the complications is that billy family can not afford the dogs they are too pore to afford a dog, there for billy has to earn all the money him self.

3.4. Billy and his dogs where out hunting and they run into a mountain lion, billy is scared for his life but the dogs (I wish I had) Fight them off but they get brutal hurt very bad as in they could not walk but they fought off the mountain lion and saved billy's life.

3.5. Old Dan dies!!!!!! Billy is majorly Depressed as in so depressed he wanted ever thing to end and I can see where he is coming from because if some one in my family died and I was so close to that person, I would want my world to end so that I can see that person again! His parents try to comfort him by saying that they could move into town from all the money he had earned from the hunting compition.

3.6. They ended up moving from the mountains and into the city they went, but he still had to face the fact that Old Dan died and later Ann died. He loved his dogs with all his heart he earned so much money so that he could get the dogs, then have them taking away from him! Remember life is short live it to the fullest, the dogs were happy with the boy the protected him from the mountain lion that just proves how much dogs can be your best friend.

4. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

4.1. Determination,God and spirituality.

4.2. Axe, little Ann, and Old Dan

4.3. The Cherokee.

5. Characters

5.1. Billy~ A loving boy with a big heart that just want hunting dogs and has to earn his own money to get one.

5.2. Old Dan~ This is one of his dogs which ends up dying first sadly...

5.3. Ann~ She is the girl dog of the group she is mainly depressed after 3/4 into the book because old dan dies.

6. Vocabulary

6.1. Section 1

6.1.1. Cherokee~a member of an American Indian people of the southeastern US, now living on reservations in Oklahoma and North Carolina. a member of an American Indian people of the southeastern US, now living on reservations in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

6.1.2. Hunting Dogs~a dog of a breed developed for hunting. V

6.2. Section 2

6.2.1. Quavering~(of a person's voice) shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion.

6.2.2. Cornered~having a specified number of places or angles where the edges or sides meet.

6.3. Section 3

6.3.1. Digging~break up and move earth with a tool or machine, or with hands, paws, snout, etc.

6.3.2. Lanturn~a lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, and typically having a handle by which it can be carried or hung.

6.4. Section 4

6.4.1. Mountain Lion~another term for cougar.

6.4.2. Memory~the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.

7. Summary

7.1. This is not a easy first chapter, I do believe that there where wolfs fighting. He felt bad for what happen to the dog that is being doubled team by a pack of wolfs! When I first started reading this I was like he lives in a city how are there wolfs there but he does not he lives on Cherokee land in Oklahoma. When he was 10 he had the so called (Disease) called puppy love as in he wanted a puppy so bad and he get the chance for a puppy but it was not the kind of dog he wanted, he wanted hunting dogs he wants hounds but there very expensive and at his family did not have that money there for he started earning money and getting jobs to get dogs.

7.2. He has finally earned the money for the dogs but there is a little bit of a jam he had to find a way to get to the Tahlequah so he can pick up his dogs but he does not have a way there but he will find one. The reason that he is going to go to Tahlequah because the dogs could not go any father than that mail post. He gets a ride from one of his grandpa friends Jim Hodges.

7.3. Here comes the sad part...... Billy and his dogs where out and about and out of the blue they get attacked by a mountain lion and billy is scared for his life and he thinks that he about to die from the sight of the mountain lion (Cougar)!! The mountain lion attacks and Old Dan and Little Ann start to attack the mountain lion and they fight the Cougar off but Old Dan is badly engendered, billy is depressed that he is so badly wounded.. Old Dan sadly dies and billy is more depressed then ever and Little Ann is depressed to and she stops eating and then she dies on Old Dan Grave....

7.4. Billy has earned enough money from his hunting and jobs with the dogs and his family says that they could move to the city and start over, they finally move to the city and billy does not like it as much as he did when his dogs where here.