Where the Red Fern Grows

Who is Billy?


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The protagonist and narrator of the novel, 10-year-old Billy loves his dogs and coon hunting more than anything. He is also a sensitive, likable young man who cares deeply about his family and meditates frequently upon faith and death. Though he is a great coon hunter, he ultimately cares more about his dogs than about success; they have a loving bond that goes beyond mere loyalty.



a young boy