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Preview — Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
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
“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
Our 14 year-old prota...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
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
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
The story follows chapter after chapter of gritty, riveting and often fun...more
One day, though Little Arliss takes to playing with a bear cub. The old mama bear goes to attack him when...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
"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
I loved the book. I liked that animals are displayed well through this book. The author has a descriptive style that helps conn...more
The book has a lot of really sad moments, but it is still really good. It also has a TON of unpredictid things that happen. You usually can't predict what will happen, so you will love it.
It is definitely my favorite book, and I will probably read it again. It is so sad, but I love it, and you...more