Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

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This classic about a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds - will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Winner of the Great Stone Face Award. AudioFile - Susan G. Baird In spite of being written during the Depression, there is a timelessness to this simple story. Young Billy works two long, hard years to earn the money to realize his dream_to own a pair of dogs for hunting raccoons. Rawls instills this autobiographical piece with a strong sense of right and wrong, as well as innocence and integrity. Anthony Heald is wonderful with this action and emotion-laden story. He aptly delivers a tone and sense appropriate to the text. He also does a particularly good representation of young and old voices and a variety of Southern accents. This title is an excellent selection for family listening or for anyone desiring an uplifting, but realistic tale. S.G.B. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. ¬AudioFile, Portland, Maine AudioFile - Bonnie L. Worcester Frank Muller narrates this poignant classic with sensitivity, giving voice to Billy in the story of his first true love. Set in the Ozarks, RawlsÆ unforgettable tale takes us to a simpler place and time and speaks to the values of hard work, honesty and loyalty. Muller clearly expresses the deep emotions of a young boy as he pursues his dream to own two dogs. Unencumbered by the use of special effects, Muller and Rawls take the listener on adventures through the breathtaking countryside. This is a story for the whole family, especially children aged 10 and above. B.L.W. ¬AudioFile, Portland, Maine