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.
This report prepared by Bill Brumlow