Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gets 'Stamp of Approval'

February 21st, 2008

The U.S. Post Office held a ceremony today to dedicate Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings with a commemorative stamp.

Rawlings is the author of the classic tale "The Yearling," about a young boy and his pet deer.

The stamp features a portrait of Rawlings and a young spotted fawn drinking from a pond.

In addition to the novel - which is set in rural Florida in the late 1800s - the late author is known for the 1942 memoir "Cross Creek" about her own life in that region's backwoods.

Some 250 people attended the ceremony at the author's restored home in the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historical State Park in Florida.

Rawlings died in 1953 at age 57.