Yearling book

Yearling book

# 019908

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Item #: 019908
ISBN: 9780020449317
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. Set in the backwoods of Florida, it's the story of lonely 12-year-old Jody Baxter's relationship with his father, his love for his pet fawn, and his passage from boyhood to manhood.

Publisher Description:

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. When young Jody Baxter adopts and orphaned fawn he calls Flag, he 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 which won Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings a Pulitzer Prize. Complete with N.C. Wyeth’s original oil paintings, this glowing work features a soft touch cover, gold foiling, and tip-in artwork.

Category Description for Progeny Press Study Guides & Books:

Among the many companies that offer a literature guide or study guide to use with a novel, Progeny Press does a beautiful job incorporating scripture into their literary analysis. I like how their guides begin with more basic comprehension questions and evolve into more challenging questions that encourage deeper thinking. Think of it as moving from who, what and where into the how and why’s. With Progeny Press, students are asked to draw comparisons between the literature they are reading and the Bible. Your student will use their own Bible in their preferred version.

New to literature study guides? They are an independent and flexible option for adding a literature component to your language arts. As your student reads a novel, the guide provides a framework, something like a workbook. The guide might suggest each learner read chapters 1 and 2, then answer some questions. Students answer directly in the guide. From a parent’s viewpoint, this is a time saver! You can set a schedule if you like, or just open their guide and ask them a question! Students love talking about what they are reading, whether they like it or not. Parent educators get a sense of the investment in the book each child has based on their remarks. In addition, parents could easily develop and add some deeper questions into an essay too.

Progeny Press has many titles to choose from. The age groups overlap in places because, well, that is not an exact science, is it? One student may read a book at age 10 and another at age 14. The age groups help a parent determine if the novel’s content is likely appropriate for a child’s age. Reading comprehension and literary analysis are an important component of any ELA year. A typical number of novels with guides is 4-6 a year, or 2-3 per semester. Some novels may take only a couple weeks to complete, while others take up to 8 weeks. Guides are currently available as softcover books, PDF format on CD-ROM, or PDF downloads available directly from the publisher at ( The guides are reproducible within one classroom or family.

Each guide includes:

  • a concise synopsis of the book
  • information about the book’s author
  • background information pertinent to the story
  • suggestions for activities relating to the subject matter
  • introduction of literary terms
  • vocabulary exercises for each section of reading
  • comprehension, analysis, and application questions for each section of reading with discussion of related Biblical themes
  • a complete answer key and suggestions for further reading

Category Description for STUDY GUIDES & BOOKS:

Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Mass Market
50, Annotated, Illustrated
Series Title
Scribner Classics Ser.
12 to 17
Young Adult
Pulitzer Prize ( WON AWARD ) 1939
Edward Shenton (Illustrator)
Marjorie K. Rawlings
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Simon & Schuster
0.5188 (lbs.)
7.0" x 4.62" x 1.19"
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Jolene tunison t on Aug 29, 2023
Recommended book for classical educatin
Erin J on Jul 14, 2021
Jolene tunison t on Aug 29, 2023
It's a classic I can't wait for our family to read.
Amy E on Aug 31, 2021
Recommended book for classical educatin
Erin J on Jul 14, 2021
Sounded like it would be a good read for my 9th grader.
Ronda Y on May 17, 2018
It's a classic I am using for English Comp
Rhonda A on Mar 2, 2016
It's a classic I can't wait for our family to read.
Amy E on Aug 31, 2021
Sounded like it would be a good read for my 9th grader.
Ronda Y on May 17, 2018
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This is one of the books you simply can't miss out on! My grandmother lived near the author's house when I was little and bought me a copy I treasured it and read it over and over again My son read it and loved it just as much as I did It's a great book if you're studying Florida history too I can't wait to read it with my daughter when she gets older!
September 4, 2009

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