Jody Baxter longs for a friend with whom he can share his thoughts and feelings. He makes friends with a young orphaned deer called Flag, but as Flag grows older, problems arise and decisions have to be made. Set in the Florida scrublands, The Yearling is a powerful tale famous for its descriptions of the natural world.Jody Baxter longs for a friend with whom he can share his thoughts and feelings. He makes friends with a young orphaned deer called Flag, but as Flag grows older, problems arise and decisions have to be made. Set in the Florida scrublands, The Yearling is a powerful tale famous for its descriptions of the natural world.Read Less
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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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