1961 WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Wilson Rawls Dust Jacket Hardcover
1961 edition of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS by Wilson Rawls. The dust jacket has wear at the edge of the flaps. It has recently been placed in a clear protective archival sleeve. Owner"s name inside cover and on the front flap of the dust jacket.
Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 children's novel by Wilson Rawls about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhounds for hunting. The book is a work of autobiographical fiction based on Rawls' own childhood in the Ozarks. The red fern symbolizes the sanctity of the spirit and the possibility of rebirth and renewal in the face of death and loss. While many stories about a boy and his dogs will inspire waterworks, the two coonhound siblings featured in the book — don't just die. One of them is brutally mauled by a mountain lion and the other one dies of something even worse: a broken heart. The themes of death presented in this book are a weighty subject and should be carefully discussed when read to children. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a novel for your library shelf.