In the book:  Where The Red Fern Grows.     what is the setting of the story. Include in your answer where it takes place, main character and the the time period.

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The novel Where the Red Fern Grows is the story of a boy named Billy Coleman and his love for his two hunting dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann.  The story takes place during the Great Depression in a rural area of Oklahoma.  Because of the time period, it is extremely impressive that Billy was able to raise the fifty dollars needed to buy his two hound pups.  His dedication is also seen during the dogs' training, which takes place in the forests and riverbeds of the wild Oklahoma terrain.

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Billy Coleman in the story "Where the Red Fern Grows" is thinking back about when he was a young ten year old boy.  He had always wanted two coon dogs but his parents are poor like most people around them and won't buy him the dogs.  His father gives him two steel traps for hunting, but all Billy catches are some stray cats and small animals.

Billy works for two summers and save his money to buy the dogs.  Billy is the main character in the story. Billy lives and hunts with his dogs in the Ozark Mountains., (setting) and resides in the town of Scraper, Oklahoma.  His location is not far from the dust bowl and it is set during the depression era.

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