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Bambi by Felix Salten
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Apr 03, 09

bookshelves: lit-flix, library-books, fiction
Recommended for: older children, fearless adults
Read in April, 2009, read count: 1

The differences between this book and Disney's animated version are many. As others have already mentioned, this is definitely a darker tale. I thought the beginning was slow, but by the first appearance of the fall season I was hooked. I hope that other adults will not shy away from giving this children's classic a try. You will not be disappointed.

Now that the story is over I find myself still mulling over the conversation between the two leaves. I have great respect for Salten's ability to evoke empathy for something as seemingly innocuous as a leaf. I'm also mentally munching on the face-off between the fox and the hound. That scene was incredible.
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Petra X I don't know if you have ever read A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books, but they are completely different from the Disney version. The stories are the same, more or less, but the characters share very little in common.

Dionisia Thanks for the rec! I hope I enjoy it as much as Bambi.

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