Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Gipson, Fred, 1908-1973.

Title Old Yeller / by Fred Gipson ; drawings by Carl Burger.

Publication Info. New York : Harper & Bros., [1956]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J GIPSON    DUE 06-09-22
 Burlington Public Library - Children's Department  JF GIP    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Children's Department  J FICTION GIPSON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J FIC GIPSON    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F GIPSON c.2  Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Workroom  JF GIPSON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F GIPSON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J GIPSON c.2  Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J GIPSON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Fiction  JF GIPSON    DUE 06-14-22

Description 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience Middle School.
Study Program Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Reading Counts! 5.4.
Audience 910 Lexile.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1957.
Summary A story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country ranks high in the annals of boy and dogdom. Gipson, in earlier books, has evinced an evocative quality which recaptures for the reader the sounds, the smells, the sights of the region he knows and loves, recaptures too the emotional quality, the moods of his central figure. This was particularly true in Hound-Dog Man, which for some readers was marred by the vernacular. In Old Yeller the story is told as a boy might share his own experience of growing up -- the dialect is no more insistent-possibly less so- than in The Yearling. Travis is thirteen when his father goes off on the long cattle trail to Abilene, leaving him as man of the house. There were the hogs who ran wild and some of the most exciting parts of the story tell of the roping and branding of the young. There were the cattle that had to be gentled for milking. There was a constant battle against skunks and coons in the corn patch and the melons. There was a small brother, violent in protest against Travis as disciplinarian. And -- a fairly shadowy figure- there was his mother, taking her share and more, in the struggle for existence. But most important there was Old Yeller, a big ugly yellow cur, whom Travis hated at the start and grew to love and trust and depend on, up to the tragic and dramatic end. A moving segment of early frontier America.
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Texas -- Juvenile fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Boys. (OCoLC)fst00837358
Dogs. (OCoLC)fst00896265
Frontier and pioneer life. (OCoLC)fst00935370
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Texas. (OCoLC)fst01210336
Dogs -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Western stories.
Western stories. (OCoLC)fst01726776
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Western stories.
Western fiction.
Added Author Burger, Carl, 1888-1967, illustrator.
ISBN 0060115459
Add a Review