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Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
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Jun 11, 12

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Read from May 20 to June 07, 2012 — I own a copy

Another read aloud with the kids.

I can't say enough about how much I loved this classic. The kids thought it was a great book as well. I really liked the lessons in this book about responsibility, loyalty, and friendship. These coming of age books that we've been reading have been great to talk about and get the kids thinking about their own circumstances.

Even though this book is sad, I am glad that we read it. There are times when I think that we should avoid the "sad" books, but I really think that the life lessons in these kind of books are great learning opportunities. These kind of books spark a lot of good emotions in the kids even though they are a bit sad. We haven't read "Where The Red Fern Grows" yet, because of the end, but I'm thinking we're ready for it. How can we forgo such classic literature when the underlying messages are so incredible? Tears - yes, great books - yes.
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