The Yearling

by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his bestfriend.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 513 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.98 out of 5
  • Published September 1st 2001 by Aladdin
  • Original Title: The Yearling
  • ISBN: 0689846231 (ISBN13: 9780689846236)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Jody Baxter
  • Literary Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Novel (1939)

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 story.