Friday, April 24, 2009

Bambi - The Book, not the Disney Movie

This is my favorite chapter from the novel, Bambi. No Bambi, no Thumper, no Faline, no Karus. In fact, the characters don't even have names! But this chapter affected me then, as it still does today. I recently read this chapter to my students, who loved it (of course). I then thought I should share it with you. So, naturally, I had to make a little video to go with my reading...





Since reading this book (I believe I was around 10), I have never looked at leaves as "plain." I don't crunch them when I walk, I don't jump in them, and sometimes...sometimes I tell them they're beautiful....

5 comments:

lime said...

ah, that was beautiful. i am a great fan of the leaves myself.

thanks for sharing. it was a treat to hear your voice reading such a treasured passage.

Aileen Imperatrice said...

Beautiful. What a lovely break in the day.

KFarmer said...

I read Bambi in the fifth grade. When I walked outside the next morning our neighbor had killed a deer and had it hanging from a tree~ My dad, always the kind one said "its Bambi". I cried for days upon end...

I'd forgotten that part of the book and it is one of my favorites too~ thanks for the kind reminder and I love your story telling voice. I had chin in hands and elbows on the table :)

airplanejayne said...

ya'll -- no, really, thank you. I'm glad you all enjoyed this as much as I did.

Terry said...

Please indulge me a little.

This chapter has always been a favourite of mine, since I was training to be a Buddy to People living with AIDS in the late 1980s. This Chapter was used to illustrate how, when a person we are being a Buddy and offering support to, that we need to carry on with hope for the future, and believe.

I am very moved that I have found this on-line, as I have been looking for this chapter for a long time. It has been a strength to me, and I have shared it many times.

jay.terry (google account) London UK