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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,633 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fred Gipson Narrator: Peter Francis Jame Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

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’ family from any sort of danger—but can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Occasionally, but very rarely, one reads a book with the increasing certainty, as one turns the pages, that a classic is unfolding before one's eyes.”             

    Chicago Sunday Tribune

  • “A bestseller for generations, the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions places it on a shelf with the classics in juvenile literature.”                     

    Saturday Review of Literature

  • “One of the classics of juvenile fiction…This is a story that is both moving and humorous, and familiarizes readers with what it was like to live in this time and place.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Exciting and heartwarming indeed. Recommended for adults and teenagers.”

    Library Journal

  • “Ranks high in the annals of boy and dogdom…A moving segment of early frontier America.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Newbery Honor book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/17/2014

    " HATED that he had to shoot Yeller. Why does it seem that in nearly every classic with a dog in, the dog dies? SO ANNOYING> Why can't the dog live? But then look at Because of Winn-Dixie. The dog didn't die there, which was a BRILLIANT change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison Peterson | 2/16/2014

    " Cute but I like the movie better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/13/2014

    " I have read this book many times and read it about a month ago again. I have a very old copy that used to be my grandmothers book and she would always let me borrow it when I went to her house and I got it when she passed away, it brings back childhood memories for me, and I remember when the cover was intact on it and it looked like new. Now it has been read so many times and is so old that I am afraid now its going to fall apart, but I will continue to read it when I feel like taking a walk down memory lane! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Manny | 2/12/2014

    " This is a book that shows the loyalty of having a dog. It is quite tragic but a good book "

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About the Author
Author Fred Gipson

Fred Gipson (1908–1973) secured his place as one of the finest novelists in America with the publication of Old Yeller. The book was published to instant acclaim and has become one of the most beloved children’s classics ever written. Since its publication in 1956, Old Yeller has won countless awards, including the 1957 Newbery Honor. Gipson’s other works include both fiction and nonfiction, and many are perennial favorites. He grew up in the Texas hill country, which was often the setting for his books.