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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Memories of Walt Disney's Perri, a 1957 Big Golden Book

Memories of Walt Disney's Perri, a 1957 Big Golden Book

According to oral tradition “Perri,” is the first book I ever read.

Who knows? But it makes for a great story. Although, right at this moment, I cannot lay my hands on my copy of the book, I still have the book and I have quite a soft-spot for the book and the memories of reading the book. The book has been by my bedside for about 55 years and recently I endeavored to put it away in a safe place. Well, we all know how that works-out.

Perri, it seems was also a movie that was released on August 28, 1957 by Walt Disney. The movie was based on a 1938 book by Felix Salten, by the same name. Salten also earlier wrote Bambi.

The story is essentially about the life and times and adventures of the main character, Perri, is a female squirrel that braves the threats of a marten, a weasel or ferret-like fury animal, a cold winter and a forest fire. Perri falls in love with Porro and together they face various challenges and dangers of the forest, along with the beavers, rabbits and deer of “Beaver Valley.”

April 29, 2014 KED

Curious – and to test my memory, I did a search on Perri and found this web page which has some pictures of the inside of the book. This will do for now, until I find my copy of the book…

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