The Yearling

The Yearling

Book - 2001
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No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, c2001.
Edition: First Aladdin Paperbacks edition
ISBN: 9780689846236
Branch Call Number: j F RAWLINGS
Characteristics: 513 pages ; 20 cm.


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Start with this book to understand how the landscape has changed or end with it to counteract the shock of what Florida has become. Either way, the book truly evokes the wild beauty of Florida in the days before it became Spring Break and Retirement Central. This story of a boy's coming of age wi... Read More »

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haedo1881 Jul 31, 2015

I love The Yearling. I don't love the ending. I understand it, but I don't like it. The fawn was the closest thing Jody had to a best friend. The animal was his companion, his confidante. And in order to grow up, the yearling had to go. It's like destroying what you love best so that you can continue with your life. But the heart remembers. The heart, when it has loved truly, never forgets. The grown up Jody will have Flag always with him in a place that no one can get to. They will always be together. Eugenia Renskoff

Jul 09, 2012

what I loved about this book is the unsentimental but affectionate depiction of nature and of a vanished way of life close to nature and far removed from today's predominantly middle-class attitudes.


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