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The Yearling

The Yearling

by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Illustrated by Edward Shenton
No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than "The Yearling." 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 moving story, a fine work of great American literature.
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Number of Pages
528
Genre
Animal Stories, Classics

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Edward Shenton

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