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Bambi, a Life in the Woods traces the life of a male roe deer, from his birth through childhood, the loss of his mother, the finding of a mate, the lessons he learns from his father, and the experience he gains about the dangers posed by human hunters in the forest. Combining innocence, realism and a profound respect for nature, the novel teaches the importance of thinking for oneself and the fact that no living creature is all-powerful. Regarded as one of the first environmental novels, Bambi is a true literary classic, an exploration of life's meaning, written not just for children but for adults as well.