Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1939, this novel of backwoods Florida and the tender relationship of a young boy and his tame fawn has become a classic work of American literature. Decorations are by Edward Shenton.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings began writing at the age of eleven.
Following graduation from collage in 1918, she wrote advertisments and news copy for two papers, and from 1925 to 1927 her poems were syndicated in newspapers. In 1939 she won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Yearling", her third novel. She continued publishing fiction untill her death in 1953.