|Plot Summary of Old Yeller|
|"With the menfolk gone on a cattle drive, fourteen year old Travis is in charge of looking out for his little brother Arliss and his mother in the dangerous hill country of Texas during the late 1860's. Dangers abound: bears, wolves, rabid skunks,and the ever-present threat of Indian attacks. But Travis is determined to rise above it all and keep his family safe in his father's absence. One day an old "yeller" dog shows up and Travis wants to run it off at first, but as the dog saves first his brother's life then his mother's, Travis comes to love the dog. Only to have his heart broken when Old Yeller contracts rabies and he is forced to face the sad realities of life. A timeless classic which everyone should read at least once in their lifetime."
Bill Brumlow, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Old Yeller|
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Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Kind of animal:
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- lot of descript of crop raising
- lot of descript of animal care
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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