No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a
pet than Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Yearling.
Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods
Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from
a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also
lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When
Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should
bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from
each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between
his beloved pet and his family’s survival.
published fifty years ago, is an enduring classic. As it follows Jody from
childhood to the first steps of adulthood, it has touched the hearts of readers
of all ages. Now, with Tom Stechschulte’s warm narration, this moving story
will delight an even wider audience. Download and start listening now!