by Wilson Rawls
This novel comes from the genre of junior high novels that includes Big Red, Old Yeller, and The Incredible Journey.
In short: Billy really wants hunting dogs. Really. He works for two years to earn the money for them and then purchases the two hounds—Old Dan and Little Ann.
Dan and Ann aren’t just Billy’s companions, they are huntin’ hounds. Coon huntin’ hounds. They are brave. They are hard-working. They are very good at what they do. Billy has trained them well.
So, this is a dog story-- you know how it will end. . .
I really did not like this novel at all. Though I cried at the end, I think the tears were tears of joy because I finally finished reading this. Sigh.