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Oh, my. I just finished reading "The Yearling", by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, c.1938. I barely remember reading it when I was young and I am so happy that I read it again. I think that everybody should. This is literature. It is a classic. It is meaty, and captures the language and times of rural Florida back in the old days.
The story is about a boy, Jody Baxter, and his family and neighbors. Jody wants a pet very much, and eventually through a twist of fate, he becomes the guardian of a baby deer. The story spans one year, and a lot of things happen during that time period. I highly recommend reading this book or reading it again.
The version that I bought for $2.00 at St. Vinnies was a Reader's Digest copy (though it was a full book, and not condensed). Inside the book was the following insert that tells all about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and how she came to write this wonderful novel. I scanned it and enlarged it for easier reading.
~ Kathy M.
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