[quote=Jen]One of my most vivid childhood memories is of Where the Red Fern Grows. I can feel/see/hear/smell everything that was around me when I read that book and *sobbed* my way through the ending. I wasn't a crier as a kid; I didn't even cry for Old Yeller. But WtRFG wrecked me.
Did you watch the old version, Barksalot? The mean boys' dog reminds me of Roscoe (in appearance only, of course) [/quote]
Absolutely Where the Red Fern Grows - Old Dan and Little Ann.
I'm 51 and remember those dogs from my fourth grade teacher reading it in class. The whole class cried. One of the best books I have ever read. I can taste his soda, hear the hounds. Whatta book.
I will have to check out the movies, I have never seen them. Then again, I have the book in my mind in technicolor, maybe I don't need to.