Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) lived for twenty-five years in Cross Creek, Florida, the area that is the setting for The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. She is the author of several earlier novels as well as a memoir, Cross Creek, which inspired the acclaimed motion picture of the same name.
"Heart-stopping adventure and heart-wrenching human elements....
This is a classic well worth its Pulitzer Prize. Earthy dialect and
homespun wisdom season the story, giving it a unique and
unforgettable flavor, and N.C. Wyeth's warm, soft illustrations
capture an era of rough subsistence and sweet survival."
"Never before has Mrs. Rawlings created a set of characters who are so close and real to the reader, whose intimate life one can share without the taint of unconscious patronage."