Where the Red Fern Grows

"Where the Red Fern Grows" was written by Wilson Rawls, and first published in 1961. It is about a boy that trains hunting dogs in the Ozarks.

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Where the Red Fern Grows

What kind of dogs were in Where the Red Fern Grows?

Redbone coon hounds

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Where are some metaphors in Where the Red Fern Grows?

The honds were blood red

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How did little Ann almost drown in Where the Red Fern Grows?

Little ANN wanted to catch a raccoon, and she chased it, but the coon did a trick on her and Big Dan, so she nearly drowned, but was saved.(i think it was something like that)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thats not such a good answer. Little Ann was found by Old Dan. She was chasing the coon (Raccoon) and yes it did play a trick on her. She was running on ice and it broke and she ended up holding on to the ice with 2 paws while the rest of her body was paralyzed from the cold. Billy saved her by using his lantern at the end of a stick to see her and grabbed a piece of barbed wire that he used for a leash for Old Dan and Litte Ann and threw it at her constanly until it caught on her collar and then he pulled her out.

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What type of book is where the red fern grow?

It is an animal fantasy book.

ugh no it's realistic fiction...cause it can happen but it didn't :P

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What did billy call the big sycamore in Where the Red Fern Grows?

Billy called it the ''big tree".He cut it down eventually to please his dogs.

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Who is the narrator of Where the Red Fern Grows?

the author of where the red fern grows is Wilson Rawls

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What was the youngest sisters name from Where the Red Fern Grows?

Wilson Rawls didn't give any of them names. in the book their only called "my sisters, Not completely true they were called the youngest girl and the older girl.

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In Where the Red Fern Grows how does the ghost coon earn his name?

Choices are:

  1. Rarely seen.
  2. Rarely captured.
  3. And the other choices IDK.

These answer are just my guesses, so just go someplace else. Kthanks, byes.

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How many miles did billy walk to get his dogs in Where the Red Fern Grows?


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What are the main characters in 'Where the Red Fern Grows'?

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Summary of Where the Red Fern Grows?

The book "Where the Red Fern Grows" is about a boy named Billy who saves up his money to buy two hunting hounds. When he gets enough money he goes to town on foot to buy them, a girl and a boy. On the way back he sleeps in a cave as a mountain lion screeches as it get closer. Billy rebuilds the fire and the lion is scared away. Little Ann has the brains and Old Dan has the strength. He trains them to be hunting dogs and they become the best in the country only hunting together as 3. Billy later enters the dogs into a coon hunting competition and they win. One night they go after what Billy thought was a coon. Turns out it was a mountain lion. The dogs are determined to kill it and the lion wasn't going to give up. Luckily, Billy has an axe with him and he kills him after many tries. When the fight is over, Old Dan and Little Ann are beat up. Unfortunately Old Dan's injuries are too fierce and he dies the next day. Little Ann is so upset she stops eating and dies a week after. Billy buries them side by side overlooking the hunting forests and a year later his family decides to move into the city. When Billy goes out to say goodbye to his dogs, he finds a red fern growing between their graves along with wildlife flowers. The old tale of the red fern was that only an angel sent from heaven planted it.

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What kind of dog is in Where the Red Fern Grows?

It is a beagle mixed with a dingo and a blood hound.

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What is a check-line as reference in the book Where the Red Fern Grows?

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What is the theme in Where The Red Fern Grows?

Where The Red Fern Grows - A Novel By Wilson Rawls.

Where The Red Fern Grows is a novel written by the American writer, Wilson Rawls. It tells the fantastic tale of a boy and his two dogs which can be read as delightfully as reading a beautiful poem. They are a lovely threesome. Old Dan had physical strength, little Ann had intelligence and the boy, Billy trained them in coon- hunting as fur was one of the main revenues of the inhabitants of the Cherokee Nation in those times. They made the finest hunting team in that wild country. They even won coon-hunting championships. They will track the smell and footprints and tree a coon. The skillful coon will come down any day or time and they patiently will wait. Sometimes the clever coon will jump into the river, cross and recross and disappear, deceiving the team by leaving not a trace. Only intelligent dogs could coon-hunt and succeed. When the dogs sacrificed their lives for rescuing Billy from a Mountain Lion attack, Billy buried them in a sandstone ledge. A few months later when Billy along with his papa, mamma and two sisters were leaving the Ozarks village forever, he went to the sandstone ledge to pay his last homage. It was then that he saw that sight! 'There between the two graves, a beautiful red fern had grown from the rich mountain soil, fully two feet tall with it's long red leaves reaching out in rainbow arches, curving over the graves of his dogs'. Nature's homage to the unforgettable pair!

Red Ferns are very rare to grow and where one grows, that spot is sacred. Only an angel can plant the seeds of a red fern, and they never die. The aborigins and the Indians of the wild west had a legend that in Winter, a little Indian boy and a girl were lost in a blizzard and were frozen to death. In Spring when they were found, a beautiful red fern had grown up between their two bodies, embracing them.

To understand the spirit of the story, one has to know the background of Wilson Rawls. He was born and lived in the Ozarks Mountains of the Cherokee Nation, where he roamed the hills and valleys with his only companion-his dog. It is said that his first writings were done with his fingers in the dust of the country roads and the sands along the river and that his first stories were told to his dog, who never complained.He could get proper schooling and access to real books only after his family moved to Oklahoma.

Where The Red Fern Grows was first published in 1961 by the Curtis Publishing Company. Doubleday and Bantam have issued editions. It certainly is a book to read and is a modern classic. It has since been made into a beautiful motion picture.

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Examples of imagery in Where the Red Fern Grows?

An example of imagery in Where The Red Fern Grows is at the very end ... When the Red Fern Grows!

It represents the bonds of everlasting friendship in that it grows in the strangest places in the most beautiful of ways, just as how you can meet and make friends of similar quality.

Hope this helped. :)

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In Where the Red Fern Grows why was the dogfight hard for the narrator to watch?

In the first chapter, the dogfight was hard for him to watch because it brought back memories of his own dogs of his childhood days in the Ozarks. His dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann, got into a fight with a mountain lion which brought about Dan's death. Dan's death later led to Ann dying of sadness. So when the narrator is watching the dogfight as an adult, it brought back these memories, especially when he sees that the dog being picked on was an old red coonhound, just like his dogs were. He says: "It's hard for a man to stand and watch an old hound fight against such odds, especially if that man has memories in his heart like I had in mine. I had seen the time when an old hound like that had given his life so that I might live." He remembers Old Dan dying to save his own life, and this touched his heart and brought back memories.
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How did Billy decide on names for the two pups?

well... when he was coming back home from his journey from Tahlequah he was thinking of names for his dogs then he saw it THE PERFECT NAMES carved in a tree with a heart around it, OLD DAN AND LITTLE ANN the name Dan was a little larger than Ann it was wide and bold. the scar stood out more. Ann was small and neat and even. hope you like it TTYL

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What are the Animals in Where the Red Fern Grows?

Humans, dogs, one cat, coons, (raccoons) birds, squirrels...

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What is the conflict in the book Where the Red Fern Grows?

There are two types of conflict. One's psychological. It deals with the conflict between Billy Coleman and his parents over spending money. In tight times, Billy's parents want to make sure that survival needs are met. They don't want to pay for frills, or take chances on something so risky as coon-hunting dogs. The other conflict's physical. And there are two main examples. One's the ghost coon hunting contest between Billy's dogs, and the dogs belonging to Rainie and Rubin Pritchard. Billy's dogs Old Dan and Little Annie win. But Billy doesn't want to kill the coon. So the Pritchard dogs fight Billy's dogs, and the Pritchard boys fight Billy. The conflict ends with Rubin falling on his own axe. The second physical conflict's the treeing of the mountain lion. The lion leaps at Billy. The conflict ends with Old Dan killing the lion, saving Billy's life, and dying later that night from his wounds.

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Why is grandpa so surprised when billy brings in 50 dollars Where the Red Fern Grows?

Because, when billy brings the fifty dollars is surprised too, HAHA, neeh, that's not the answer... -_-

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Where the Red Fern Grows what is it call when a raccoon tries to outsmart the dogs?


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How does Billy prepare for his hunt?

Billy cleaned and filled his lantern, greased his boots until they were soft, and prepared his dogs.

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What page is the word muster in the book Where the Red Fern Grows?

On page 35 in chapter 5 2nd paragraph

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Can you grow about 7 inches in 2 years if you are 16 years old?

Probably not. But there are people in the world who are now 8 foot 11. They have problems with their glands and they keep growing. The old record holder: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/ILALTwadlow.html The new record holder: http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/361/12658_giant.html

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Why were a collie mentioned in Where Red Fern Grows?

A CollieBecause they were for sale and Billys dad offered to get him one

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