Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Book - 1956
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A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children's books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.

When his father sets out on a cattle drive toward Kansas for the summer, fourteen-year-old Travis Coates is left to take care of his family and their farm. Living in Texas Hill Country during the 1860s, Travis comes to face new, unanticipated, and often perilous responsibilities in the frontier wilderness.

A particular nuisance is a stray yellow dog that shows up one day and steals food from the family. But the big canine who Travis calls "Old Yeller" proves his worth by defending the family from danger. And Travis ultimately finds help and comfort in the courage and unwavering love of the dog who comes to be his very best friend.

Fred Gipson's novel is an eloquently simple story that is both exciting and deeply moving. It stands alongside works like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Where The Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh as a beloved and enduring classic of literature. Originally published in 1956 to instant acclaim, Old Yeller later inspired a hit film from Walt Disney. Just as Old Yeller inevitably makes his way into the Coates family's hearts, this book will find its own special place in readers' hearts.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1956.
ISBN: 9780064403825
9780439159630
0439159636
9780060115463
0060115467
0064403823
9780060115456
Branch Call Number: GIP
Characteristics: 158 p. : ill.

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the story of a love between a boy and his dog. a really special dog. warning: this one has a tragic ending.

AL_MARCIA Nov 09, 2016

A powerful coming-of-age book about a boy and his dog. Beautifully written. It details a family's survival in rural Texas post civil war.

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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

I loved the book Old Yeller so much. I think lots of people can relate to it and I think they will really like it. And I have heard that a lot of people have read and loved Old Yeller

Y724715 Feb 21, 2015

This was easily my favourite book

MarinaJaffey Nov 23, 2013

yeah buddy

isoliloquix Jul 05, 2012

It's not just a story about a dog, but about a companion, friend, family member that will always be there till the end. It's hearttouching and just amazing.

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Y724715 Feb 21, 2015

Y724715 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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blue_zebra_828
Jun 29, 2014

blue_zebra_828 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

ccahn Dec 20, 2013

ccahn thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

violet_cat_1889 Jul 13, 2012

violet_cat_1889 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Mustang5_0
Aug 18, 2015

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.

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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

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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Brina7
Jun 01, 2015

One of my favourite lines from Old Yeller is, " It was the most mournful yell that I have ever heard". Well i think it's that. I am sorry if I am wrong!

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