Bambi's Children


Author: Felix Salten

Illustrator: Erna Pinna

SALTER, Felix. Bambi's Children. The Story of a Forest Family. Illustrated by Erna Pinner. NY: The Bobbs-Merrill Company [1939]. 8vo, 315pp. Green cloth stamped in black and silver. Light green endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. A fine copy in publisher's originall full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, minute chipping around edges, slight sunning to upper portion).

First US Edition.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.