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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
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Apr 22, 09

bookshelves: read-aloud
Read in April, 2009

I finished reading this book to the boys last night on our drive to Boise. As I finished the second to last chapter, the tears were silently rolling down Caden's cheek. Kobe, perhaps a tad overly pragmatic, proclaimed, "It's not really sad becuase it isn't a real story," and then more hesitantly, "Is it it real Mama?"

I will always treasure this book as a read-aloud because of the enduring faith of the protaganist. "Billy" is a very real character with so many human flaws. But the author subtly conveys to the reader (in this case I am very happy that my two boys were listening) that God is ready to hear your prayers. But perhaps even more importantly Billy learns on at least three separate occassions that God helps those who help themselves.
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