Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Book - 1956
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Fourteen-year-old Travis, with the help of his beloved, mangy yellow dog, must run his family's nineteenth-century Texas farm while his father is away.
Publisher: [New York] : Harper, [1956]
ISBN: 9780060115456
Branch Call Number: J GIPSON
Characteristics: 158 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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The classic story of a dog who dies at the end of the book.

Even if you haven’t read “Old Yeller,” by Fred Gipson, or seen the movie adaptation, you’ve surely heard of the story. Old Yeller, a Labrador Retriever–Mastiff mix, bravely defends his owners against wolves, bears, and other wild animals. In the mother of all sad endings, Old Yeller gets rabies w... Read More »

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Sep 12, 2019

AR Quiz No. 66 EN Fiction
 IL: MG - BL: 5.0 - AR Pts: 5.0

Jun 09, 2017

the story of a love between a boy and his dog. a really special dog. warning: this one has a tragic ending.

ArapahoeMarcia Nov 09, 2016

A powerful coming-of-age book about a boy and his dog. Beautifully written. It details a family's survival in rural Texas post civil war.

Jun 01, 2015

I loved the book Old Yeller so much. I think lots of people can relate to it and I think they will really like it. And I have heard that a lot of people have read and loved Old Yeller

Y724715 Feb 21, 2015

This was easily my favourite book

MarinaJaffey Nov 23, 2013

yeah buddy

isoliloquix Jul 05, 2012

It's not just a story about a dog, but about a companion, friend, family member that will always be there till the end. It's hearttouching and just amazing.


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Jun 29, 2014

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Aug 18, 2015

Old Yeller comes to Travis's family as a stray. At first Travis detests him. With his father far away on a cattle drive, Old Yeller helps Travis take care of his family and Travis grows fond of him. This is a heartwarming tale of family and loyalty.

Jun 01, 2015

They called him Old Yeller because of his dingy yellow coat. Travis couldn't stand the look of Old Yeller. He thought the dog was ugly and he didn't like the fact that the dog stole their food. Old Yeller works hard to keep the family together while papa is away on a long cattle drive. Soon enough Old Yeller is capable of protecting Travis. But can Travis protect Old Yeller?


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Jun 01, 2015

One of my favourite lines from Old Yeller is, " It was the most mournful yell that I have ever heard". Well i think it's that. I am sorry if I am wrong!


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