Old YellerBook - 1956
Awarded the Newbery HonorWhen 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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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.
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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