Old Yeller and the Bear

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With Papa away on a cattle drive, fourteen-year-old Travis is in charge of looking after the family homestead on the Texas plains, miles away from the nearest neighbors. All goes well until Little Arliss, Travis’s brother, tries to capture a young bear cub and incurs the wrath of its ferocious mother. Old Yeller plows into the side of the mother bear saving the day. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)

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