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Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

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Where does Billy live?

Billy's mother descends from what Native American tribe?

What is the inspiration for the dogs' names?

What kind of can did Billy save his money in?

How much money did Billy save?

Where does Billy go to pick up his hounds?

What does the marshal give to Billy?

At the beginning of the novel, what is Billy doing?

Where does Billy sell his coonskins?

How many sisters does Billy have?

Who teaches Billy how to trap raccoons and how to make a scarecrow?

Which of the Pritchard boys is the oldest?

To win the bet with the Pritchard boys, what do Billy's hounds have to catch?

What kind of hounds are Old Dan and Little Ann?

Which of the hounds is smarter?

Into what does Little Ann fall?

What does Billy put on the Pritchard boy's grave?

Who enters Billy's hounds in the contest?

What kind of contest does Little Ann win all by herself?

Why does the price of coonskins rise?

How much is the contest jackpot?

What will the jackpot money be used for?

How many coons do Old Dan and Little Ann catch on the night of the blizzard?

Who is the author of Where the Red Fern Grows?

How does Old Dan die?

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