Eric Binu

Published: 1961

Genre: Fiction

Awards: Evansville Book Award, Division III, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation

“When I left my office that beautiful spring day, I had no idea what was in store for me.”

This line starts the book, ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’. The narrator, Billy, is an adult and an incident leads him down memory lane, as he recalls his childhood of hunting for raccoons with his two coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann.

Where the Red Fern Grows has also been adapted into a movie that, like the book, revolves around Billy’s hunting experiences. This book is a rollercoaster of excitement, surprises, and tragedy that people of all ages will come to love.

“If a man’s word isn’t any good, he’s no good himself.”

– Wilson Rawls