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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A squirrel grows up, learning about survival, friendship, and love as she observes and interacts with other prey, predators, scavengers, King Bambi, and He with the fire-arm. Meanwhile, a little girl loses her innocence and her ability to talk with the forest creatures.
Published 1938 by Bobbs Merril
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Jeff Currie
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
An excellent book for a gentle introduction to life from a forest animal's point of view, in this case a squirrel. ...more
Peter Panic McDaniel
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sentient squirrels! Is anything else of more interest in the world?
Jennifer Aitkens
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I read this as a child, so hesitate to offer a review as an adult. Loved it back then!
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a really cute, very adventurous and really well-written children's novel. It had really artistic illustrations, really good characters, really fun adventure, really good drama, really good heart and a really interesting story. I haven't read this book in a really long time. I think it's going to be one of my favorite Felix Salten children's books I've ever read in my whole life. I really recommend this book to both children and adults. ...more
Nancy Welbourn
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This review is by my grandmother, from her "Books I Have Read" diary, started in 1938. It is on page 8.

Story of a little Austrian red squirrel and her male companion, Porro. Rather childish but it reveals the author's great knowledge of woodland beings, and it is rather a charming story. The squirrels are charmingly portrayed.
Góczán Judit
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kedves kis történet, mértéktartó megfogalmazásban keverve a naiv, gyerekes a komoly tartalommal és élethelyzetekkel.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animal-fiction
It’s not as cold hearted as Bambi, yet it somehow manages be just as heart wrenching and melancholic by the end.
Big chungus
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was a rather dull read.
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, read-in-dutch
Read May 2018
I'm shelving this as nature, but that's a stretch. It's in the same style as Bambi except this is about a squirrel. ...more
Another nostalgic gem from the “Gma & Gpa box”
A far cry from the awesomeness that is Bambi and its sequel.

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Felix Salten was an Austrian writer. He was born Siegmund Salzmann in Budapest, Hungary. When he was three weeks old, his family moved to Vienna, Austria. Many Jews were immigrating into the city in the late 19th century because Vienna had finally granted full citizenship to Jews in 1867.

When his father went bankrupt, Felix had to quit school and begin

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