The Yearling (PDF)


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  • The Yearling
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • English
  • 19 November 2018
  • 9780689846236

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review

The Yearling review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review read 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 Florid. First time around I gave this Pulitzer winning classic first published in 1938 four stars Now second time around I again think it is worth four stars It s gripping and it s moving It is eually good for adults and children It s worthy of being classified as a classic it speakers to readers generation after generation It is a well told story with prose that shines It is about a fawn that becomes a yearling and about a child leaving childhood behind The story is set in the 1870s in the scrubland of Florida near the small town Volusia on the eastern bank of the St Johns River about three miles south of Lake George The area is remote and sparsely inhabited by people that is but densely inhabited by a multitude of animals bears and coons and muskrats snakes pumas and wild cats wild vermin and beasts The prose is descriptive it gives you a feel for the land and its denizens The lush vegetation is vividly describedThe story is about a boy and his fawn and the hardscrabble life of his family They are farmers barely surviving To feed a pet is simply beyond their means The father is loving The mother is bitter six children have died in infancy Jody her youngest son is alive but she cannot relate to him The characters are portrayed so you come to understand why they behave as they do The nearest neighbors are the Forresters elderly parents with seven sons addicted to drink fiddling dancing frolicking hunting and tussling with friends and foes alike One of the sons Fodder wing is disabled but has a great affinity for animals He and the Baxter boy Jody become friends An important element of this book is character portrayal I particularly like that the characters cannot be easily categorized as either good or bad Each has good ualities and bad and life puts up stumbling blocks that must by some means be overcomeThe tale is about interactions between people and between people and animals It is about growing up and about some not so nice realities of life Do not expect a sweet rose tinted fairy tale Readers are given dialogues that reflect perfectly the persons speaking another reason to like the prose There is humor to be found in what is said and the lyrics of invented songs make you laughDid I mention that the story is exciting There is a storm the hunting of a ferocious bear a fire and These are mere subplots to the central story which is guaranteed to rip you apartThe ending is perfect So yes I do like this book a lotTom Stechschulte narrates the audiobook very well He intones the characters so they sound as they should given who they are and the circumstances which arise The Forresters speak in a hillbilly fashion but this is not hard to understand Four stars for the audiobook narration Little Boy readers generation after generation It is a well told story with prose that shines It is about a fawn that becomes a yearling and about a child leaving childhood behind The story is set in the 1870s in the scrubland of Florida near the small town Volusia on the eastern bank of the St Johns River about three miles south of Lake George The area is The Wonder of Birds remote and sparsely inhabited by people that is but densely inhabited by a multitude of animals bears and coons and muskrats snakes pumas and wild cats wild vermin and beasts The prose is descriptive it gives you a feel for the land and its denizens The lush vegetation is vividly describedThe story is about a boy and his fawn and the hardscrabble life of his family They are farmers barely surviving To feed a pet is simply beyond their means The father is loving The mother is bitter six children have died in infancy Jody her youngest son is alive but she cannot Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution relate to him The characters are portrayed so you come to understand why they behave as they do The nearest neighbors are the Forresters elderly parents with seven sons addicted to drink fiddling dancing frolicking hunting and tussling with friends and foes alike One of the sons Fodder wing is disabled but has a great affinity for animals He and the Baxter boy Jody become friends An important element of this book is character portrayal I particularly like that the characters cannot be easily categorized as either good or bad Each has good ualities and bad and life puts up stumbling blocks that must by some means be overcomeThe tale is about interactions between people and between people and animals It is about growing up and about some not so nice Fair Trade? Its Prospects As a Poverty Solution realities of life Do not expect a sweet The Furry Trap rose tinted fairy tale Readers are given dialogues that The Last Night of Ballyhoo Atlanta Trilogy #2 reflect perfectly the persons speaking another The Devil of Rancho Diablo reason to like the prose There is humor to be found in what is said and the lyrics of invented songs make you laughDid I mention that the story is exciting There is a storm the hunting of a ferocious bear a fire and These are mere subplots to the central story which is guaranteed to The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line rip you apartThe ending is perfect So yes I do like this book a lotTom Stechschulte narrates the audiobook very well He intones the characters so they sound as they should given who they are and the circumstances which arise The Forresters speak in a hillbilly fashion but this is not hard to understand Four stars for the audiobook narration

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The Yearling review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review read The Yearling A backwoods is harsh and so as his family fights off wolves bears and even alligators and faces failure in their tenuous subs. I started this classic novel with only a vague idea of what it was about I knew the book was supposed to be sad and I knew the yearling was a deer But that was it As it turns out I was partly wrong about both things Yes the novel is sad extremely so but its overriding feature is an almost ecstatic love of animals especially wild ones And yes the yearling is a deer but importantly it s also the story s protagonist a 12 year old boy caught right in that moment between an innocent childhood and a realization of the pain the world can dole out The Yearling was not originally marketed for children but over the years it s sort of morphed into a young adult novel in many people s minds I think that s a mistake For one thing it s too long and often slow For another the themes are tricky and much subtle than they appear at first Jody Baxter and his parents live in the Florida wilderness around 1870 Jody s father Penny is wise and kind and showers him with attention and Jody thrives on a life of hard honest work and playing in the woods Jody and Penny love animals but seem to always be killing them Early in the novel Old Slewfoot a massive bear eats a pig the Baxters were counting on for winter and they go out after him almost losing their best hound when Slewfoot fights them all off This starts the thematic arc of the book which is about the slow inevitable approach of death and the fact that humans and wild animals can t really coexist Death comes closer when Penny is bitten by a rattlesnake and barely survives In a desperate attempt to save his life he kills a doe and places her liver on the bite hoping to suck out the poison Jody is terrified While Penny is recovering Jody remembers that dear had a fawn He insists on finding it and taking it home to raise like a puppy The fawn who he names Flag is intertwined with Penny s near death and Jody worships it like he does his dad There is a destructive flood a plague that hits the animals attacks from starving wolves the death of a beloved neighbor a showdown with Old Slewfoot and finally the sad events that shape Jody into the man he will become someone who sees the world clearly and is honest and wise like his father In between all that death there are also scenes of incredible and surreal beauty always around wild animals In one of my favorite sections Penny and Jody watch from the bushes as a dozen cranes dance together with the moon shining above Their movements are intimate unknowable and the moment is described so well I went down a half hour rabbit hole Googling dancing cranes In another scene a thin crippled young wolf sneaks into the Baxter s yard at night to play with the family s dog The wolf pup is lame because Penny had shot it earlier for trying to eat his livestock They watch uietly Pore thing Penny said Hurt and lonesome Come visiting its nighest kin to pick a play Perhaps the sibilance of their whispers reached beyond the closed window or their scent drifted to the wolf s nose Soundlessly it turned left the dogs and clambered with difficultly over the fence and was gone into the night Jody asked Will it do harm here Penny stretched out his feet to the embers on the hearth I mis doubt it s in shape to catch itself a suare meal I d not dream of bothering it A bear ll finish it or a panther Leave it live out the rest of its life They suatted together by the hearth caught up in the sadness and the strangeness It was a harsh thing even for a wolf to be so alone that it must turn to the yard of its enemy for companionship Jody laid his arm across Flag The Yearling is a classic that belongs on the list of great American novels Yet it also has its share of problems As I mentioned earlier the book is very slow in sections and is often overly sentimental Yet there is a life to this novel a lush urgent joyous life that for me made it well worth my time

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The Yearling review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review read The Yearling Istence farming Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend There has been a film and even a musical based on this sto. The Yearling is Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Pulitzer prize winning novel about the coming of age of Jody Baxter the son of a backwood farming family that is trying to eke a living from a bit of high land in the Florida scrub shortly after the Civil War The story is about a boy s love for a fawn a man s love for his son and the difficult lessons life throws in the path of a boy who lives in a world where he must become a man in order to surviveThere are many wonderful characters apart from the Baxters The Forresters particularly Fodder wing Lem and Buck add a further understand of what it was to live in such a harsh environment and how important neighbors and family were to one another We get a glimpse of the town life and a contrast between the two when the Baxters visit Grandma Hutto and Oliver But the emphasis of the story is the relationship between Penny Baxter and his son Jody Penny is a remarkable man savvy in the ways of the wilderness kind and humane and somewhat indulgent of his child Ora Baxter is a harder sterner person with a string of lost babies in her past and a tendency toward looking a thing in the eye without turning away She seems to hold Jody at arm s length most of the time and never hopes for than the scrapings she is given I was about 12 or 13 years old when I read The Yearling for the first time Back in those days I had seen the movie with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman as well I did not think there would be much that would be added to my memory of this story but I was wrong I came at this story with different eyes of course At that first reading I would have been protected and spared as Jody was the harder side of life I have known some sorrow and loss in my life now I understand the lesson Jody had to learn and that Penny wanted to shelter him from and I understand Ora in a way that I m sure was impossible when I was so young I m glad I chose to revisit this moving story I had thought it might come across as maudlin or sentimentala kind of sophisticated Bambi I need not have worried Rawlings is not writing fantasy here she is writing life and life can always bear another close inspection


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    characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review read The Yearling Finally A Pulitzer Prize Winner that I actually enjoyed Five big stars A boy's coming of age story filled with great love Very sad in parts but very spiritual and warm hearted as well Highly recommended 🤗

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    The Yearling (PDF) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review I started this classic novel with only a vague idea of what it was about I knew the book was supposed to be sad and I knew “the yearling” was a deer But that was it As it turns out I was partly wrong about both things Yes the novel is sad extremely so but its overriding feature is an almost ecstatic love of animals especially wild ones And yes the yearling is a deer but importantly it’s also the story’s protagonist; a 12 y

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    read The Yearling The Yearling (PDF) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review Every night for three weeks my nine year old and I would snuggle together under a blanket tea cups balanced on our laps I would read aloud in what my spouse says was a pretty good Southern accent and she would read along silently over my shoulder After we'd finished the book and blown our noses and she'd talked a bit I realized that she and I got different messages from the story She loved it for the outdoors and the animals both the cute

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    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✓ 3 review characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling (PDF) Sometimes you read a book and it is just words on a page sometimes it becomes a story And sometimes when you're very lucky the book becomes so real you feel transported right into the pages That was my experience hereI loved Jody and Penny's relationship how overwhelming Penny's love is for his son how much he wants for Jody to learn and gr

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    The Yearling (PDF) characters Å eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling is a fine coming of age novel that I have somehow managed to avoid reading until know Fortunately thanks to the fine folks at the On the Southern Literary Trail Goodreads group I finally had the opportunity to read and discuss it with others who appreciate it Uninformed readers such as I will automatically assume that the yearling in uestion is the fawn prominently displayed on the cover but that is not real

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    The Yearling (PDF) At least young Jody was having a wonderful and happy childhood until the last chapter

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