At a glance:
- Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
- First Published: 1938
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Regional
- Time of Work: Late nineteenth century
- Setting: Florida scrub country
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism, Regional fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Family or family life, Gender roles, Nature, Nineteenth century, Friendship, Poverty or poor people, Farms, farmers, or farming, Death or dying, Revenge, Loyalty, Florida, Hunting or hunters, Bears, Deer, Arson
- Locales: United States, Florida, North America
Jody Baxter, a young Florida boy. A lover of animals, of play, and of the excitement of hunting, Jody is a child at the beginning of the story. Matured by the experiences of one year—his father’s illnesses, the death of Fodder-wing, and the killing of Flag—Jody is at the end of the novel ready to accept the responsibilities that come with growing up. One of the most appealing and believable boys in American fiction, Jody deserves comparison with Tom Aldrich, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Stephen Crane’s Whilomville boys....
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