S: WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS BY WILSON RAWLS
BC: Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann- a Boy and His Two Dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills a and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains-and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found... WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.
FC: A SUMMARY BY TY DAILEY
1: Have you heard the old Indian legend about the red fern. How a little Indian boy and girl were lost in a blizzard and had frozen to death. In the spring, when they were found, a beautiful red fern had grown up between their two bodies. The story went on to say that only an angel could plant the seeds of a red fern, and that they never died;where one grew, that spot was sacred.
2: This story is about a ten year old boy named Billy Colman. Billy wanted two coon hounds, but couldn't have them because his family had no money.One day he found a old sports magazine with an ad for red bone hound pups for twenty five dollars each and it took him two years to make fifty dollars. Billy had his grandpa order them. It took three week's for his dog's to arrive and at the end of the third week Billy walked all the way to the depot in Tahlequah. He named his dog's Old Dan and Little Ann. Billy trained his dog's to be the best coon hounds in the Ozarks. When the coon hunting championships started LittleAnn won the beauty contest and LittleAnn and Old Dan won the final hunt and brought home a gold and silver cup. Later on they fought a mountain lion that cut Old Dan open and he died later that night. The next day Billy buried Old Dan. Over the next few weeks Little Ann died and Billy buried her by Old Dans side. In the spring a red fern grew up between their two graves.
3: old Dan above Little Ann below
10: WILSON RAWLS
11: WILSON RAWLS WILSON RAWLS WAS BORN ON A SMALL FARM IN THE OKLAHOMA OZARKS. HE SPENT HIS YOUTH IN THE HEART OF THE CHEROKEE NATION, PROWLING THE HILLS AND RIVER BOTTOMS WITH HIS ONLY COMPANION, AN OLD BLUETICK HOUND. RAWLS'S FIRST WRITING WAS DONE WITH HIS FINGERS IN THE DUST OF THE COUNTRY ROADS AND IN THE SANDS ALONG THE RIVER, AND HIS EARLIEST STORIES WERE TOLD TO HIS DOG.NOT UNTIL RAWLS'S FAMILY MOVED TO MUSKOGEE AND HE COULD ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL DID HE ENCOUNTER BOOKS. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS HAS BECOME A MODERN CLASSIC AND HAS BEEN MADE INTO A WIDELY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE