The Walt Disney classic animated film Bambi (1942) is an adaptation of Felix Salten's Bambi: A Life in the Woods (1923). Originally published in Austria, the book has since been translated and republished in at least 20 languages.
The story follows Bambi, a young male deer, from birth through adulthood. Along the way he loses his mother, finds his mate, and learns important lessons from his father and from his experiences in the forest.
The sequel, Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family (1939) follows the life of Bambi's twin fawns.
Covers courtesy of LibraryThing.