The Yearling

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 9X5.0128886
In this classic story of the Baxter family of inland Florida and their wild, hard, satisfying life, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has written one of the great novels of our times. A rich and varied story - tender in its understanding of boyhood, crowded with the excitement of the backwoods hunt, with vivid descriptions of the primitive, beautiful hammock country, with humor and earthy philosophy - The Yearling is a novel for readers of all tastes and ages. Its glowing picture of life that is far and refreshingly removed from modern patterns of living becomes universal in its revelation of simple courageous people and the abiding beliefs they live by. Winner of Pulitzer Prize in 1938, The Yearling was made available the following year in a special edition illustrated by the distinguished American artist, N.C. Wyeth. The original paintings have been re-photographed and new plates made for this handsome volume.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published on September 19, 2013 by Important Books
ISBN-10: 8087888332
ISBN-13: 9788087888339
4 Book Reviews
  • goatgirl12
    goatgirl12over 1 year55 stars
    This is so good...but sad. It's about a boy who was on a hunt with his father. His father was bit by a snake and he had to kill a deer to use its entrails and heart to heal it. The doe had a fawn and they thought it fair that they take care of the fawn till it could go. I'm not going to spoil the story, but something sad happens!
    • sunshinerainbow
      sunshinerainbowalmost 2 years22 stars
      When I read this, I was really hoping for more. The Yearling is simply not my type of book, and the grammar and spelling was terrible. I was asked to read this for a reading program, but I just couldn’t get into it. I can understand that the author wrote it in 1938, and not in the present day, but this book made me wonder if the characters actually spoke like the ones in The Yearling back then. I only read 50 pages of this, but I already didn’t like it much.
      • lumber_mouse
        lumber_mouseover 1 year44 stars
        I think I understand what you (@thistle912) mean about the grammar; it's not the way my friends and I talk and it's difficult for me to read. "Yes" people really did talk that way & recently. As a "kid" of the 1970s, I remember "Andy Griffith" spoke similarly to that on TV. Where I live in central CA, there's been a trend in education to recognize that "standard" English is important, but it's not the only legitimate dialect. I tried to read the Yearling a few times and just recently decided to "read" the audio book to get more used to the accent and to think about whether or not the story is appropriate for my young nephew. My nephew's family and I don't eat meat, but the idea of "kill or go hungry" is an important part of our history.
      • lulubob
        lulubobover 7 years
        This book is sweet and plays with your emotions. For all animal lovers!