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Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family by Felix Salten.

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Title: Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family.
Author: Felix Salten.
Genre: Fiction, literature, animals, bildungsroman, adventure, romance, family saga, fantasy.
Country: Austria.
Language: German.
Publication Date: 1940.
Summary: Meet the new fawns in the forest: the descendants of Bambi. Twin fawns Geno and Gurri are the children of Faline and Bambi. The pair must grow up and navigate the world of the woods with the help of their mother and Bambi, the new Prince of the Forest. But for young fawns, the wild can be dangerous. Gurri is injured by a fox and has a run-in with the most dangerous of creatures: man. Geno is challenged by rival deer and worries about the impending fight. But when the family begins to fall apart, it is the familiar presence of Bambi who tries to set it right again.

My rating: 9/10.
My review:


♥ It had never occurred to her before that things that feared you were also enemies. Why, she thought with a sort of despair, that makes the whole world enemies!

♥ “You speak as though you envy them!”

“I do. All of the rotten bunch of thieves who died in freedom. They lived heartily and died quickly. What more can a creature ask?”

♥ “But don’t you see, that makes things even more difficult to understand, somehow. Things that are not afraid call things that are afraid, enemies. It all seems hopeless.”

♥ “Love and hatred are extreme emotions. In the middle you have…”

“Tolerance and freedom,” the owl cut in sharply.

♥ “A fellow like Boso must have his fight before he can get around to thinking about making peace. And that’s another funny thing you’ll learn as you get older. You can’t just have a state of peace. You’ve got to have war first and then make peace.”

♥ “They go,” she murmured to the finches, “and the better they are, the more we miss them. But they must go. That is the fate of all parents.”
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