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Publisher's Summary

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

©1956 Fred Gipson (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 01-22-16

Beyond Heartbreaking

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...

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  • HBuse
  • Mississippi
  • 03-11-13

Can't go wrong with a classic!

What did you love best about Old Yeller?

Great story that captured the heart of my son.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What does Peter Francis James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The only thing that kept my son from reading/listening in one sitting was bed time.

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  • Karen
  • San Marcos, CA, United States
  • 04-20-10

Old Yeller

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.

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Old yeller

I thought it was very good I laughed and cried i did this for summer reading but I enjoyed it i watched the movie they had a lot of differences but everyone who loves loyal dogs should read this book by:julia bryant

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A quick, beloved classic

This story is told well by the author and read well by the performer. Peter Francis James doesn’t sugar coat his reading, but narrates the story so that it’s easy to imagine him sitting bedside and turning pages as he reads you to sleep.

I loved this story as a girl and now I love listening to it with my own children. On a rainy day inside we can listen you the whole book in a matter of hours.

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Best book in the world

This book tells so many love stories and bonds about a boy with his dog and it is a sad and absolutely great book to read I truly recommend you to read this book. Also be prepared it can get a little sad if your a sucker for these books.

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I Loved My Dog

This was a down home kind of book. Country living. Meant for children and adults. Happy with sad moments.

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Read with your southern accent...

I feel like the book and the movie complement each other and while the books are generally better, I liked the ending of the movie better. Overall, it's fun to read this story to your kids, especially if ya'll have a southern accent. Hope this helps. Later.

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As good as the movie

When I was a wee child I remember see'n the movie Old Yeller, I remember it was a Walt Disney movie and it made me so upset I refused to watch another Walt Disney movie, I didn't either until I became a wee bit older and came to understand that movies were not really real.
To this day I still get a lump in me throat when old yeller has to be put down, be'n a true animal lover I hate it when any animal, I don't care what kind it may be has to be put down.

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Worth every penny

Worth every penny , I would recommend this audio to anyone. We have listens to it 3 times already