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ISBN13: 9780380002931
ISBN10: 0380002930
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.
Recommended by Mary Z., Powells.com

A heart-rending narrative about displacement and the struggle to define "home" disguised as cute animal story. A favorite across the world for generations of readers, and for good reason. Bring a hankie.
Recommended by M.A.S., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

One of the most acclaimed, best-loved novels of the 20th century, here is the remarkable epic adventure of courage and survival, as a hardy band of rabbits flee the destruction of their fragile community to face overwhelming adversity in pursuit of a glorious dream called "home".

Review:

"Spellbinding....Marvelous....A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Quite Marvelous....A Powerful New Vision of the Great Chain of Being." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A Classic....A great book." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Richard Adams is the author of many bestselling novels, including Watership Down, Shardik, The Plague Dogs, The Girl in a Swing, Maia, and Traveller, as well as several works of nonfiction, including his autobiographical The Day Gone By.

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Shanna Jacobson, May 15, 2015 (view all comments by Shanna Jacobson)
I fell in love with this book back in the early 1980s, reading it four times in succession over the course of one long, lazy summer. I still have that original copy and, although weathered, it's a treasured possession. I pulled it off the shelf earlier this year, eager to share it with my own daughter. At 10, I wasn't sure she was truly old enough to be engaged by it, but once I started reading, she was quickly enthralled, and would sneak-read ahead when she could. The language is intelligent and lyrical, the rabbits' world is fully fleshed, and I must confess I have a special affection for the clever stories about El-Ahrairah and Rabscuttle, and all the ways they outwit their enemies. My daughter was particularly taken by the Lapin words - elil, ni-frith, fu-Inle - which have become a kind of secret language for her. She's requested her own copy of the book several times since we finished it and since I still cannot bear to part with my own, I'll be purchasing one for her - which I hope she will in turn read to her own children in due course.
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SnowRaven, October 15, 2014 (view all comments by SnowRaven)
A very nice classic. I have read many animal fantasy novels (such as Warriors by Erin Hunter) that have been said to be influenced by this book, and now I can see the connections. The rabbits in this novel do seem very human and personified, though, which leads me to believe that this book is an allegory for something. However, when I try to find out, there does not seem to be one solid meaning for the novel other than that it is just a story about rabbits and survival. At first I thought this was just a children's book, but it is actually quite intellectual and a long read. I recommend this book to everyone who is able to stick through books even through boring times, because in my opinion this book does not get "spicy" until towards the end.
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sharrona, February 3, 2013 (view all comments by sharrona)
Can't say enough good about this book. It's entertaining on several levels -- the lives of a community of rabbits, and the allegory to human society. Was made into a pretty decent movie, too. Part of my lifetime permanent library; I'll read it again and again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380002931
Author:
Adams, Richard
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19760101
Binding:
Mass Market Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.94x4.36x1.14 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Avon - English 9780380002931 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.

"Staff Pick" by ,

A heart-rending narrative about displacement and the struggle to define "home" disguised as cute animal story. A favorite across the world for generations of readers, and for good reason. Bring a hankie.

"Review" by , "Spellbinding....Marvelous....A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do."
"Review" by , "Quite Marvelous....A Powerful New Vision of the Great Chain of Being."
"Review" by , "A Classic....A great book."
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