Old Yeller (Old Yeller #1)
At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller
The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.
Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Tr...more
2. This book completes the following categories: A book with a male main character, a book that teaches you about a culture other than my own, a book recommended to me by a member of my family and a book which has been made into a film. *
3. The character I found mo...more
Travis is left to do most of the farm work, with little help from his younger brother Arliss. Arliss finds a stray thieving dog that he becomes quite fond of. They start to get into trouble when they play in the d...more
The story revolves around Travis Coates, a boy who is left in charge of his fathers cattle ranch while his father is making cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow dog...more
It is about a boy named Travis living with his sister, Alice and mom. Travis always wanted a horse to ride on but every time the dad said, " when you are a man,". The dog came to the house one time and ate the meat they hunted for and lay down dirty and guilty. Travis made the dog go but Alice always said no and actually the mom makes them keep the dog. They named it Old yeller because of its color. Travis started to like the dog and took it out for hunting and they had fun. It saved A...more
The adventures that they go through while learning to love and accept eachother's strengths and weaknesses really move the plot along. The diction was straight on with an accurate interpretation of the story's setting. I was surprised at how long it actualy took me to read, I was hoping to polish it off within a few hours, but it took me a few weeks to read it, kind of a shame when I had all the pot...more
Title: Old Yeller
Author: Fred Gipson
Old Yeller is about a boy, Travis, that is forced to keep a hated dog, but learns to love it.
It came clear to me that Mama was right. We couldn't take the risk. And from everything I had heard, I knew that there was very little chance of Old Yeller's escaping of the sickness. It was going to kill something inside of me to do it, but I knew then that I had to shoot my big yeller dog.
The story follows chapter after chapter of gritty, riveting and often fun...more
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (Unit 1)
What did I like and dislike about the novel?
Old Yeller was a heartwarming story, and I found it quite suspenseful at times. Yeller, a stray dog, found shelter at Travis’s cottage. Travis’s mama and his brother loved the creature, but Travis hated the dog. Yeller consumed their stored meat and stole from neighboring cottages. Throughout the book, Yeller proved to be a help on the farm, and he gained a companionship with Travis. The iron...more
"That was rough," he said. "That was as rough a thing as I ever heard tell of happening to a boy. And I'm mighty proud to learn how my boy stood up to it. You couldn't ask any more of a grown man."
and then later, when his papa is trying to encourage a proper response to life's adversity:
"It's not a thing you can forget. I don't guess it's a thing you ought to forget. What I mean is, things like that...more
Pg. 7 "Then he'd had to go act a fool and get himself killed." Did, did he now?
Pg. 60 " After that, I couldn't do enough for Old Yeller... What if he did fall over and yell bloody murder every time I looked crossways at him?" :)I love that dog:)
Pg. 81 "And o...more