Fred Gipson

Fred Gipson


Born
in Mason, TX, The United States
February 07, 1908

Died
August 14, 1973

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Also known as Frederick Benjamin Gipson. He is best known for writing the 1956 novel Old Yeller, which became a popular 1957 Walt Disney film.

Average rating: 4.07 · 77,602 ratings · 1,974 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Old Yeller

4.07 avg rating — 75,894 ratings — published 1956 — 59 editions
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Savage Sam (Old Yeller, #2)

4.02 avg rating — 1,140 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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Three Dog Tales: Old Yeller...

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4.14 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Little Arliss (Old Yeller, #3)

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3.68 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Hound Dog Man

3.71 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1947 — 6 editions
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Recollection Creek

4.16 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1944 — 4 editions
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The Home Place

3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1950
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Cowhand: The True Story of ...

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4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Old Yeller by Fred Gipson /...

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Curly and the Wild Boar

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Old Yeller Savage Sam Little Arliss
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“What I mean is, things like that happen. They may seem might cruel and unfair, but that's how life is a part of the time. But that isn't the only way life is. A part of the time, it's mighty good. And a man can't afford to waste all the good part, worrying about the bad parts. That makes it all bad”
Fred Gipson, Old Yeller

“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... 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 happen. They may seem mighty cruel and unfair, but that's how life is part of the time. But that isn't the only way life is. A part of the time, it's mighty good. And a man can't afford to waste all the good part, worrying about the bad parts. That makes it all bad.”
Fred Gipson, Old Yeller

“I remember like yesterday how he strayed in out of nowhere to our log cabin on Birdsong Creek. He made me so mad at first that I wanted to kill him. Then, later, when I had to kill him, it was like having to shoot some of my own folks.”
Fred Gipson, Old Yeller

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