Books by Fred Gipson

Released: March 1, 1979

"Garden-variety action, hoked up with a frontier accent and some man-and-boy sentimentality."
This posthumous barrel-scraper from the author of Old Yeller has motherless Curly, twelve, taking off in a fit of temper after a wild boar that has trampled his watermelon patch. Read full book review >
LITTLE ARLISS by Fred Gipson
Released: May 1, 1978

"Pint-sized grit and frustration, in the Coates family that some will remember from Old Yeller."
Though he's twelve years old, everyone tells Arliss he's too little to join up with the trail drive, help track down horse thieves, or whatever; and that makes Arliss brimful of mad—so mad he throws rocks when the men won't take him along on their hunt for Burn Sanderson's unbroken runaway horse. Read full book review >
SAVAGE SAM by Fred Gipson
Released: Feb. 14, 1961

"Then Travis escapes- joins up with the pursuing ranchmen of the Texas hill country, and with the aid of the tenacious Savage Sam, who picks up the trail, the victims are rescued, unharmed."
Young people who loved Old Yeller and Hound Dog Man will have to expect to find a different emphasis in this. Read full book review >
OLD YELLER by Fred Gipson
Released: July 11, 1956

"A moving segment of early frontier America."
A story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country ranks high in the annals of boy and dogdom. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 1955

"Wild and feathery."
Told in the vernacular by an old hand at Western fact and fiction (see Cowhand 1953 p. 374, Recollection Creek 1954, p. 757 and others) this is the pleasant chronicle of Dick the rooster, who happened to be on a drive with Guy Stephens and his boys-from Texas to Dodge City in 1881. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 19, 1954

"A rather special regional flavor here with its own special charm."
Short stories strung together on the thread of common characters and background — a year in the lives of the people in "Recollection Creek" — not too far from San Antonio. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 9, 1953

"In the natural vernacular, this sustains the indigenous experiences and some of the sporting excitement of a life such as this- and has its appeal for the market Frank Dobie has firmly established, man and boy."
"The story of a working cowboy" as told by a West Texas cowhand, Fat Alford, disposes of legendary misconceptions but has the robust realities of a home on the range and a life in the saddle. Read full book review >
THE HOME PLACE by Fred Gipson
Released: Sept. 27, 1950

"But it has a warm humanity and much of poetry too."
I loved Hound Dog Man and felt it never got the audience it deserved. Read full book review >
HOUND-DOG MAN by Fred Gipson
Released: Jan. 19, 1948

"Actually, Hound-Dog-Man is in a class by itself."
This is a honey of a book, and has so much that most books this year lack that people will welcome it jubilantly, yes even those to whom the lure of the wilderness, the feel for folk ways, is not ordinarily a factor in reading pleasure. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1946

"The story recaptures the highspots of a high-riding era."
The West, in all its individualism, opportunism and grandeur, fondly, indigenously recalled in a testimonial to the old tradition. Read full book review >