"The White Deer is a 96-page children's novel written by James Thurber in 1945. It is a fairy tale about the quest of the three sons of King Clode (Thag and Gallow, the hunters, and Jorn, the poet) who are set perilous tasks to win the heart and hand of a princess without her memories who had once been a beautiful white deer."
James Grover Thurber (1894–1961) was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.
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