The Resource Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson ; drawings by Carl Burger

Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson ; drawings by Carl Burger

Label
Old Yeller
Title
Old Yeller
Statement of responsibility
by Fred Gipson ; drawings by Carl Burger
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Title
Old Yeller
Creator
Contributor
Summary
About a Texas pioneer family in the 1860s and the big yellow stray dog that affects their lives
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Nene Award (Hawaii), 1966.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1959.
Awards note
Newbery Honor Book, 1957.
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078369
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
910
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ3.G44122
  • PS3513.I79
LC item number
Ol
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910
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Target audience
juvenile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Fred Gipson
Label
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson ; drawings by Carl Burger
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
18952861
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780060115456
Lccn
56008780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
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18952861
Stock number
L-34003-00
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00284789
  • (OCoLC)284789

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