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Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Wilson Rawls thought books were just, ahem, "girl stories." Then his grandma sent him Call of the Wild. Turns out books aren't so girly after all. (source)

Born Woodrow Wilson Rawls, he understandably went with Wilson Rawls when he began to publish. (source)

Rawls would write stories by the light of hobo fires, while he was traveling the country looking for work. (source)

Sorry: there's no such thing as a red fern. Oh, sure, there's something that looks a lot like a red fern, but it's really just a regular old plant. (source)

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