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The yearling /

A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet. Full description

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Other Authors: Shenton, Edward, 1895-1977.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Collier Books, 1988
Edition: 50th anniversary edition, second Collier Books edition.
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SUMMARY

An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winner has been read and loved by school-age children across the nation for more than fifty years. In this classic story of the Baxter family and their wild, hard, and satisfying life in remote central Florida, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has written one of the great novels of our times. The Yearling is a rich and varied tale, tender in its understanding of boyhood, crowded with the excitement of the backwoods hunt, with vivid descriptions of the primitive, beautiful hammock country, written with humor and earthy philosophy. The Yearling is a novel for readers of all ages. Its glowing picture of a life refreshingly removed from modern patterns of living is universal in its revelation of simple, courageous people and the beliefs they must live by.


Review by Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. Terribly lonely and isolated on a Florida farm, Jody is comforted by the companionship of an orphaned fawn. The taming of a wild animal and the farming of the land are convincingly and evocatively portrayed.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
AUTHOR NOTES

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) is the celebrated American author of The Yearling , which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939.

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) began his artistic career as a young adult. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, Wyeth traveled the American West extensively and drew what he saw. His prolific career includes three thousand works and more than one hundred book illustrations, including those for a majority of the Scribner Illustrated Classics series.


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