An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel has been loved by readers for many years. In this classic story of the Baxter family and their wild, hard, but fulfilling life in remote Florida, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote one of the great novels of our times. A rich and varied tale - tender in its ...
An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel has been loved by readers for many years. In this classic story of the Baxter family and their wild, hard, but fulfilling life in remote Florida, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote one of the great novels of our times. A rich and varied tale - tender in its understanding of the bond between boy and animal, crowded with the excitement of the backwoods hunt, with vivid descriptions of the harsh but beautiful country - The Yearling is a novel for readers of all ages.
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The Yearling should be ranked as the equal of Huckleberry Finn, the greatest novel of American Literature. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' language alone is reason enough to cherish this book; to read it to your children and read it again and again over a lifetime. From the beginning to the end, Rawlings' lyrical portrayal of the coming of age and loss of innocence rings true and familiar. The haunting poingnance of the final sentence will endure as one ot the finest of all that has been written of youth, innocence, loss, and the fleetingness of life.
Dec 25, 2008
You would think this book would be for kids.I mean, a book about a boy and his deer?Hardly reading for adults. That would be a correct thought if this book was only about that, but this book isn't mainly about a boy and his deer.It is mainly about the hardships a family living in Florida face, from starvation, to poverty and even the deaths of friends and neighbors! This book really brings to life its characters and makes you think as the family in this book struggle to survive in such an uninhabited part of the woods. Young readers may not fully appreciate this book, certainly kids may not,as it may be too graphic a tale for them, but I think anyone above the age of thirteen should give this book a chance and sit and read it! It really does pull you in, so that you can barely put it down.
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