Old Yeller (Summer Reading Edition)

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The beloved tale of a family carving out a new life on the American frontier.

They made a home on Birdsong Creek, back in the 1980's, out in the Texas wilderness where a man and a woman could build a dream. These were people who took their joy, their courage, their greatness from the land.

There was Ma and Pa and little Arliss--and Travis, the fourteen-year-old whose father had left him to take care of things, and protect his mother and small brother while Pa was away driving a herd of cattle up to Abilene. It was hard work: plowing, chopping wood, tending the garden, hunting for food, and trying to keep Arliss in line. It was too big a job for a boy to do alone. It took that boy and a big, ugly, yellow dog who showed up out of nowhere one night--a dog that would bring them love and laughter and, in the end, a terrible heartache.

Old Yeller is more than just an account of a boy's love for his dog, more than just a tale of frontier life. It is a powerful journey into the heart and emotions of a boy faced with decisions that lift him from childhood to manhood. Evocative, touching, powerful-- Old Yeller is a classic tale of challenge, adventure and love.

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At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

About the Author:

Fred Gipson was brought up in the Texas hill country. A widely-published author of books, articles and short stories, he also wrote the bestselling award-winning novels Hound Dog Man and Recollection Creek. Old Yeller, perhaps his best-known work, has sold over 5,000,000 copies since its original publication in 1956. Mr. Gipson died in 1973.
Barry Corbin has over one hundred film, television, and video game credits under his belt.  His film career includes roles in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, Urban Cowboy, Any Which Way You Can, and Lonesome Dove.  He also starred in the television mini-series The Thorn Birds as well as Northern Exposure, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and One Tree Hill.   Barry has appeared onstage in such roles as Henry in Henry V, Jud in Oklahoma, Oscar in The Odd Couple, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry in Beckett, and Macbeth in Macbeth.  Barry is an accomplished narrator, and his projects include reading the documentary A Fair to Remember: State Fair of Texas.  His audiobook credits include reading Fred Gipson's Old Yeller and several titles written by Max Brand and published by Macmillan Audio.

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