The classic Pulitzer prize-winning novel read by the star of the TV movie.
It all started the day the rattlesnake bit Jody Baxter's pa, Penny, in the arm. The doe and her fawn just happened to be nearby. Penny shot the doe and used its liver to try to draw the deadly venom out of his veins. By the time they got Penny home, he was near dead. And as much pain as Jody was in for his pa, he hurt for the orphaned fawn, too. So he went back the next day and brought the newborn home.
The magic of The Yearling has touched and enchanted us for nearly six decades. Here's the joy, sadness and hardships faced by the Baxter family in the heart of the wild, dangerous Florida scrub. Here's the story of the hunt for the vicious marauding bear, Slewfoot, the deadly winter floods, and the running battles with the rough and rowdy Forrester clan. But here, too, is the beauty and wonder of the land: the humming bees, fragile lavender, sweet bay and magnolias.
And, at last, here is the tale of a boy and the yearling fawn he would come to love and cherish, and name Flag, after its small white tail -- a boy who becomes a man, as he learns to make the brutally hard choices that life sometimes demands of us all.