©1956 Fred Gipson; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
"There is something special in the telling of this story which makes it more than just a tender account of a boy's love for his dog, and more than a tale of frontier days. It is the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions that places it on a shelf with the classics." (Saturday Review of Literature)
"Exciting and heartwarming indeed. Recommended for adults and teenagers." (Library Journal)
SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
If a book has an animal in it: Bingo! It's for me! And "Old Yeller" is just as rough 'n' tumble, just as slobbery sweet, just as beautiful as I remember it being.
Yes, it's heartbreaking, but it goes beyond that. It's about friendship, and how tough people used to be; it's about making bonds, and the strength and resilience of the human heart.
If you want a story about a boy and his dog, playing, without a care in the world--this book is not for you.
If you want a story about a boy and his dog, going beyond survival in a tough world, all because of a true and pure love--please, please, give this book a chance.
And if, chances are, you read this as a youngun', treat yourself to another listen: Beauty is timeless, and we never stop growing up...
I love the old children classics. This is my taste. I read "The Tailors Daughter" that was so boring and not my personality. I think I need to stick to the children's books.
Great story that captured the heart of my son.
Old Yeller was the best character. Although he had no spoken lines, he was the heart of the story. He displayed loyalty, courage and love and even some comic relief and a touch of mischief.
For a child with dyslexia, the reader adds support as he reads along with the story. My son would not have experienced the story at all without the support of the reader. He would not have had the confidence to read a book of that length without the audio.
The only thing that kept my son from reading/listening in one sitting was bed time.
This has always been one of my favorite stories since I was a boy. I remember wanting a dog like Old Yeller since I was old enough to read. The author does a great job at telling the story through the struggles a 19th century frontier family would go through, but still highlighting the good times they still had. It's a sad story, but it will also make you laugh.
It's the best book I've read in it good long while
I loved the part where Travis promised to come back and he did
I think the narrator was perfect
My daughters and I have listened and enjoyed this many times. This is a classic story with so many opportunities for children to learn life lessons.
You felt as if you were a part of the story which made listening extremely enjoyable.
When Old Yeller became sick and you knew what was going to happen to him.
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