Old Yeller

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Houghton Mifflin School, Jul 1, 1956 - Fiction - 150 pages
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A Texas pioneer family in the 1860's and the big yellow stray dog that profoundly affects their lives.

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Review: Old Yeller (Old Yeller #1)

User Review  - Rebecca McNutt - Goodreads

Old Yeller is definitely a classic, I read it in the fifth grade and it's a well-written, unforgettable and original story, though incredibly depressing. The imagery, characters and scenery were what really made this book stand out. Read full review

Review: Old Yeller (Old Yeller #1)

User Review  - Hope Strickler - Goodreads

Old Yeller is a story about a family who found a dog that the family called Old Yeller because of his short and dingy yellow hair. He was a brave dog and Old Yeller's family loved him a lot. But then ... Read full review


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About the author (1956)

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.