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Preview — The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winner has been read and loved by school-age children across the nation for more than fifty years. In this classic story of the Baxter family and their wild, hard, and satisfying life i
This is based purely on how I felt reading it and not the writing quality, though that was really rather poor as well.
I suppose that most people were supposed to have this reaction:
and then natter on about how amazing this book is. How the "coming of age" story is so poignant and beautiful. How they wept and then fainted from the overwhelming feelings that they had for Jody. And, of course, how they recommended thi ...more
I loved Jody and Penny's relationship, how overwhelming Penny's love is for his son, how much he wants for Jody to learn and grow. And how he watches Jody enjoying life.
The Forresters were entertaining and heartbreaking at the same time. There is much to learn from the characte ...more
One other thing that jum ...more
Taking place on "Baxter's Island" in post-Civil War Florida, this follows the bond formed between a boy, Jody Baxter, and a fawn he rescues from the wild and attempts to domesticate. I found it surprisingly touching, with some beautiful passages depicting the ineffable link we may feel between ourselves and nature, espec ...more
The boy Jody lives with his parents in the Florida brush in a time when children were ex ...more
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 baby animals raised by Fodder-Wing and Jody and t ...more
Jody Baxter is growing up in the backwoods of Florida in the late 1800s, the only child of Penny and Ory Baxter. It ...more
Nun jauh di sana, di sebuah hutan rimba, hiduplah satu keluarga kecil yang dikenal sebagai keluarga Baxter. Keluarga Baxter terdiri dari Pa dan Ma Baxter, serta putra tunggal mereka Jody. Keluarga Baxter tidaklah kaya, mereka bahkan bisa dikatakan miskin. Meski miskin, keluarga Baxter selalu dapat menjaga diri mereka agar tidak sampai kelaparan. U ...more
The Yearling, kisah Jody dan seekor rusa.
Akhirnya Senin dini hari (23 Mei), aku menyelesaikan novel setebal 501 halaman ini. Saat membaca bagian awal novel hadiah Kuis Buku Gratis Bulan Mei dari GRI sempat khawatir tak bisa menyelesaikan tepat waktu. Bukan hanya karena ketebalannya yang lumayan—biasanya aku membaca buku setebal 200-300 saja—juga pada bagian awal kurang menarik minat.
Terbiasa dengan dialog atau kejutan adegan di awal, sehingga narasi panjang di bab awal membuatku khawatir!
Pa Baxter, lelaki kecil yang tak banyak bicara anak dari seorang pendeta dan dibesarkan dengan didikan keras, sulit bersosialisasi tapi sangat bertanggung jawab, jujur dan penuh cinta kasih.Dia memilih hidup terpisah dari komunitas masyarakat pada umumnya karena lebih merasa hidup diantara hutan dan hewan-hewannya daripada hidup diantara para tetanggany ...more
The contrast between Jody’s father and mother instructs. She is hard-bitten and complaining, though helpful to her natural allies (family). He is generous, patient and gives to those who do not deserve it. Jody learns that it can pay off to be kind in the face of host ...more
In this book Jody loves hunting, loves the various foods that his family gleens from the Florida backwoods but hates the actual killing. When he adopts a fawn it's clear and inevitable what's coming but Jody, with the innocence of a child lives in the now and can't forsee the outcome. This story won a Pulit ...more
Without meaning to be, this book was one of the best parenting books I have read. I loved and craved the relationship between the father and son because of the understanding of the father and the longing to carry each others ...more
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