Evan’s ESS = 7 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 6 out of 10
Content = (Violence, Hunting, Bullying, Perseverance, Raccoon Slaughter)
Why: After missing the opportunity to fall in love with this novel in our youths, we did the next best thing and engaged our six year old son in a read-along.
As a young boy growing up in the Ozarks, Billy Colman wants nothing more than a hunting dog of his own. His family is unable to provide the necessary financial help, so Billy decides to take matters into his own hands. For two long years of hard physical labor he scraps and scrapes the necessary funds. However, once Billy finally gets his pups the hard work of training his hounds to hunt raccoons begins. Does the threesome have what it takes to win the gold cup at the annual coon hunting championship or are more sinister forces at play...