Where the Red Fern Grows
Billy Colman roams the Ozarks of northeastern Oklahoma with his bluetick hound and his precious coonhound pup trying to "tree" the elusive raccoon. In time, the inseparable trio wins the coveted gold cup in the annual coon-hunt contest, captures the wily ghost coon, and bravely fights with a mountain lion.
When the victory over the mountain lion turns to tragedy, Billy grieves, but learns the beautiful old Native American legend of the sacred red fern that grows over the graves of his dogs.
- 11, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 4 - 6
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
- Number of Pages
- Adventure, Animal Stories, Classics, Realistic Fiction