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
Our 14 year-old prota...more
“Yessir,” I said.
His father had to go away to get some “cash money” by selling his steer. But the boy wanted a horse. The upshot being that if he acted as a man when his father was away, he would be rewa...more
Here's the story of Old Yeller: Daddy, Mama, young son, and early teenage son live as a family on the Texas frontier. To provide for the family, Daddy has to go on a cattle drive to Kansas. Before he leaves, Daddy takes the oldest son aside and tells him he is going to have to be the man of the house since Daddy will be g...more
I think you should really read this book if you like reading books that are about friendship or about good friends.This book will really be worth your time you will not be disappointed.Th...more
Each member of Travis' family was extremely endearing - Arliss behaved just as any typical five year old boy would; splashing around in the drinking water reserve, stuffing al...more
I thought I remembered the book well, but I hadn't, not really. Too many years & too mixed up from seeing the movie, which changes some things. Super movie, but nothing beats the book.
Gipson perfectly captured a mature 14 year old, the kind of boy I'd expect given the times, post Civil War Texas, late 1860's. He wasn't always perfect, but that just made him more real. The feelings he had were very well done...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
The other day they waited, the sky was dark and faded,
Solemnly they stated, “He has to die, you know he has to die.”
All the children learnin’, from books that they were burnin’,
Every leaf was turnin’, to watch him die, you know he had to die.
I am a traditionalist. It’s not that new and different things aren’t okay, it’s just that there is something about why something is a classic or a tradition.
I recall reading Moby Dick many years ago. It seemed like a book that many consider the great Ame...more