Need a good summer read?

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 10:00am

Check out the Special Collections Book of Month pick for August:

The Yearling
By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
New York : Scribner, 1961, c1939

Special Collections -- Campus School Collection -- PS 3535 .A845 Y43 1961

An old standby just in time for your summer reading list. The Yearling won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1939 and was the best-selling novel in America in 1938. This edition has illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, who was a student of Howard Pyle, an illustrator highlighted in a previous Book of the Month - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

N.C. Wyeth illustrations are among my favorites, they are so compelling. A good online collection is the N.C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné at the Brandywine River Museum. Use the "Catalogue Search" menu option to find images.

There is a copy of this book available for circulation in the general collection, The Yearling Wilson 5 West, Call #: PS 3535 .A845 Y43 1961.

Western Libraries Books by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Western Libraries Books illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.

Gallery: Marjorie Rawlings Home A photogallery of the Rawlings home in Florida.

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