The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings pairs perfectly with the Central Florida landscape explored in Captured in Paint. Join us at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens for a lively discussion and gallery tour. $5 admission for museum members; $10 for general public.
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.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) is the celebrated American author of The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939.