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Old Yeller
Contributor(s): Gipson, Fred (Author)

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ISBN: 0064403823     ISBN-13: 9780064403825
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2003
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Annotation: 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 Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Dogs
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Pets
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 56008780
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 910(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.44" H x 5.33" W x 7.48" (0.29 lbs) 192 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Demographic Orientation - Rural
- Geographic Orientation - Texas
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist 02/15/1992 pg. 1100
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 66
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
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Publisher Description:

A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children's books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.

When his father sets out on a cattle drive toward Kansas for the summer, fourteen-year-old Travis Coates is left to take care of his family and their farm. Living in Texas Hill Country during the 1860s, Travis comes to face new, unanticipated, and often perilous responsibilities in the frontier wilderness.

A particular nuisance is a stray yellow dog that shows up one day and steals food from the family. But the big canine who Travis calls "Old Yeller" proves his worth by defending the family from danger. And Travis ultimately finds help and comfort in the courage and unwavering love of the dog who comes to be his very best friend.

Fred Gipson's novel is an eloquently simple story that is both exciting and deeply moving. It stands alongside works like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Where The Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh as a beloved and enduring classic of literature. Originally published in 1956 to instant acclaim, Old Yeller later inspired a hit film from Walt Disney. Just as Old Yeller inevitably makes his way into the Coates family's hearts, this book will find its own special place in readers' hearts.


Contributor Bio(s): Gipson, Fred: - With Old Yeller, Fred Gipson secured his place as one of the finest novelists in America. The book was published to instant acclaim and has become one of the most beloved children's classics ever written. Since its publication in 1956, Old Yeller has won countless awards, including the 1957 Newbery Honor. Mr. Gipson's other works include both fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in the Texas hill country and died in 1973.
 
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