This is a story that transports us to a sun-dappled glade in the middle of a forest. Here we witness the birth of a little fawn, Bambi, and watch him take his first unsteady steps by his mother's side. We share in his delight and curiosity as he encounters the sights, smells and sounds of this woodland home and then in his sadness when his mother is killed by a hunter's bullet. We see him forge new friendships and face the dangers of the forest as he matures into a majestic stag. This beautifully-illustrated retelling of Felix Salten's original 1923 novel includes many elements that are omitted from the Disney film and is sure to captivate readers of all ages.