I jumped back, gun held ready, and caught my first glimpse of the screaming, howling battle that came wheeling into the circle of light. It was Old Yeller, all right, tangled with some animal as big and savage as he was. Mama called, Careful, son. And take close aim; it's a big loafer wolf, gone mad.' My heart nearly quit on me. Travis is fourteen and he's the man of the household while his dad's away droving cattle. His job is to protect his mum and Little Arliss, and look after the corn patch. Then along comes Old ...
I jumped back, gun held ready, and caught my first glimpse of the screaming, howling battle that came wheeling into the circle of light. It was Old Yeller, all right, tangled with some animal as big and savage as he was. Mama called, Careful, son. And take close aim; it's a big loafer wolf, gone mad.' My heart nearly quit on me. Travis is fourteen and he's the man of the household while his dad's away droving cattle. His job is to protect his mum and Little Arliss, and look after the corn patch. Then along comes Old Yeller. Why should they take in such an ugly, useless dog? But Old Yeller soon makes himself one of the family, and when danger threatens, he risks his life to save them. The combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions places it on a shelf with the classics in juvenile literature. Saturday Review of Literature Exciting and heartwarming. School Library Journal
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"Old Yeller" is a classic tale about a country boy and his dog. The story is set in Texas, during the 1860's to 1870's. It begins with Travis's Papa leaving town with a bunch of other settlers. They were all heading to Kansas to get a job and earn some cash. Papa left the entire family farm in Travis's hands.
Travis didn't think he wanted a dog - not after what happened with his dog named Bell. Even after Old Yeller arrives on the farm and Travis's little brother is quite taken with the dog, Travis still rejects the idea. Somehow, very slowly, the light flashes on in Travis's brain and he sees what a help that a dog could be, especially on a farm that is currently missing the father. Out of this predicament, a unique story emerges.
My personal opinion: This is a great example of showing what good things in life might come your way, if you let them. The only thing I didn't like about "Old Yeller" is the occasional bad word that is slipped in here or there. Other than that, it's a nice enough story that displays true friendship.
Jun 20, 2010
Book was in good condition and is a fabulous read for all ages.
Apr 3, 2007
Definitely a tear-jerker!! Takes you back to your own childhood days and that special pet you once had. Everone should read this book!!!
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