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Bambi: A Life in the Woods

Felix Salten

“It's about a male roe deer, Bambi, from his birth through childhood, the loss of his mother, the finding of a mate, the lessons he learns from his father and experience about the dangers posed by human hunters in the forest.”

Indre Dambrauskaite , Rathfarnham


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Bambi: A Life in the Woods is a 1923 Austrian coming-of-age novel written by Felix Salten. An English translation by Whittaker Chambers was published in 1928 and the novel has since been translated and published in over 30 languages around the world. It was adapted into a theatrical animated film, Bambi, by Disney in 1942.

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