This is a heartwarming story of a young boy, who due to difficult family circumstances, is forced to grow up fast. He takes care of his little sister and finds solace in the Rocky Mountains near their home. The boy has a deep connection with nature, which helps him deal with the challenges of life. When he’s not hunting or fishing, he’s reading books from the local library or exploring the wilderness around him. One day, he comes across two red ferns growing next to each other and decides that he will plant one on either side of his house as a symbol for guardian angels watching over him always. This powerful metaphor becomes reality for him when tragedy strikes and he learns what it means to have compassion and hope during tough times.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are experiencing difficult circumstances and need to know that there is hope. It teaches the importance of nature, family, and staying strong during tough times.
- Rawls has a beautiful way of describing nature that makes the reader feel as if they are right there with the characters
- The story is filled with hope and teaches valuable lessons about life, love, and loss
- It’s an easy read that will keep you captivated until the very end.
- The book may be too sentimental for some readers
- It has a slow start
- The ending is somewhat predictable
Learn more about the author
Wilson Rawls was born on January 17,1914 in Healdton, Oklahoma. At the age of 16, he quit school to help support his family during the Great Depression. Between working odd jobs and serving in World War II, Wilson found time to write short stories. In 1960, his first novel,”Where The Red Fern Grows” was published. It became a Newbery Honor Book and has been translated into many different languages.Rawls passed away on January 19th 1999 at the age of 85.
“Rawls creates characters so real that the story seems to leap off of the pages.”
“One of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. rawls has a way with words that just make you feel every emotion he’s trying to portray, and this book was no different.”
“Rawls has a beautiful way with words that makes you feel as if you are right there in the story with Billy.”
“This is an amazing, heartwarming story. The characters are so believable and the author’s descriptive writing brings the setting to life. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys wilderness stories or tales about overcoming adversity.”