This is a story that transports us to a sun-dappled glade in the middle of a forest. Here we witness the birth of a little fawn, Bambi, and watch him take his first unsteady steps by his mother's side. We share in his delight and curiosity as he encounters the sights, smells and sounds of this... show more
This is a story that transports us to a sun-dappled glade in the middle of a forest. Here we witness the birth of a little fawn, Bambi, and watch him take his first unsteady steps by his mother's side. We share in his delight and curiosity as he encounters the sights, smells and sounds of this woodland home and then in his sadness when his mother is killed by a hunter's bullet. We see him forge new friendships and face the dangers of the forest as he matures into a majestic stag. This beautifully-illustrated retelling of Felix Salten's original 1923 novel includes many elements that are omitted from the Disney film and is sure to captivate readers of all ages.
Publish date: March 7th 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Picture Books
, Animal Fiction
Series: Bambi (#1)
This is my first time reading this book. The Bambi I grew up with was the Disney version. The book isn't bad at all; it is very well-written and has beautiful illustrations. However, I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. It seems to me that it is very much about growing up and seeing the w...
I never thought that a book about a deer in the woods could be such a page-turner.One of my friends described the book as beautiful. Another told me it was "quite good." And I first came across it referenced in a YA book when I was in middle school, in which the narrator claimed it was much better t...
I am torn. The mystery was meh, but you don't really read Dorothy L. Sayers for the mysteries. You read because Peter and Harriet are the greatest: they are both crazy smart, constantly tossing out obscure literary references like it's NBD, and committed to JUSTICE. They are one of my most favorite ...
Having seen the movie version first, this novel was quite a surprise. It is quite a bit more violent that the film and has a highly introspective, bordering on spiritual (at the end, anyway) feel to it and how it tells Bambi's story. It's certainly an interesting read.
Basing a movie on it did this book no favors. Instead, no one knows it exists -- or if they hear of it, they assume it was written for children. This is a novel. Salten wrote it for a grownup audience, though he probably wouldn't have minded the idea of children reading it.