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ISBN13: 9780380729340
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Publisher Comments:

Return Again to the Warren for the all-new adventures of Fiver, Hazel, BigWig, Dandelion, and the legendary El-Ahrairah.

In one of the most enduring classics of contemporary literature, author Richard Adams enthralled millions of readers by creating a glorious world of danger and discovery at once uniquely strange and strikingly similar to our own. Come back now to this remarkable society hidden beneath the tall grasses and open fields; to old friends and new heroes whose courage and tenacity are tested at every turn by predatory nature and the short-sighted cruelties of man. Come back to the excitement and enchantment, to the heartsoaring wonder of a place called Watership Down.

Review:

"[F]ans and newcomers alike will marvel at Adams's singularly crafted world....As with the original novel, Adams avoids mere anthropomorphism, equipping the rabbits with their own unique characteristics. Sure to appeal to readers of every type, this is highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Mystical, occasionally allegorical, full of whimsy, rich in vivid descriptions of the rabbits' society and of the natural world, the tales are often suspenseful, frequently amusing and invariably clever." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] collection of lyrically written tales....[Adams's] memorable animal personalities are still very talky and carry their anthropomorphism with the same grace. This will be a sure hit with all those who have loved the first book." Booklist

Synopsis:

More than two decades after the publication of his acclaimed classic, Watership Down, author Richard Adams finally returns to the vivid and remarkable animal world he so masterfully imagined in his earlier work. Here again are Fiver, Bigwig, Hazel, Dandelion — all the victorious heroes of the apocalyptic battle against the evil General Woundwort — as well as a host of endearing new characters and the great champion of rabbit myth, El-ahrairah, in a wonderful collection of new adventures that will delight the millions of Watership Down fans, and create many more.

About the Author

Richard Adams is the author of many bestselling novels, including Watership Down (1974), Shardik (1976), The Plague Dogs (1978), The Girl in a Swing (1980), Maia (1985), and Traveller (1988), as well as several works of nonfiction, including his autobiographical The Day Gone By (1991). He and his wife live in the south of England.

Table of Contents

The sense of smell — The story of the three cows — The story of King Fur-Rocious — The fox in the water — The hole in the sky — The rabbit's ghost story — Speedwell's story — The story of the comical field — The story of the great marsh — The story of the terrible hay-making — El-ahrairah and the Lendri — The secret river — The new warren — Flyairth — Flyairth's departure — Hyzenthlay in action — Sandwort — Stonecrop — Campion.

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crowyhead, March 27, 2009 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This was worse than I remembered it, actually. Having recently re-read Watership Down, I was really struck by how lightweight and inconsequential the stories in this book seemed. Even most of the tales of El-ahrairah lacked the mythic quality that Adams was so adept at evoking in the original book. The one that bothered me in particular was the first story in the book, which tells of how El-ahrairah gained the sense of smell for his people. What really annoyed me about it was that none of the other animals in the book were described with their Lapine names or really looked at from the viewpoint of a rabbit. When El-ahrairah journeys to the land of the King of Yesterday, he meets many extinct animals -- nearly all of which are called by their human names, including the Oregon Bison. Talk about yanking the reader out of the story! I absolutely could not believe that a warren of rabbits would be sitting around listening to Dandelion tell a story that talked about Oregon Bison and jaguars. SO aggravating. I gave the book three stars for the nostalgia factor, but it's really more of a two-star book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380729340
Author:
Adams, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
by Richard Adams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.28x4.40x.93 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Avon Books - English 9780380729340 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[F]ans and newcomers alike will marvel at Adams's singularly crafted world....As with the original novel, Adams avoids mere anthropomorphism, equipping the rabbits with their own unique characteristics. Sure to appeal to readers of every type, this is highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Mystical, occasionally allegorical, full of whimsy, rich in vivid descriptions of the rabbits' society and of the natural world, the tales are often suspenseful, frequently amusing and invariably clever."
"Review" by , "[A] collection of lyrically written tales....[Adams's] memorable animal personalities are still very talky and carry their anthropomorphism with the same grace. This will be a sure hit with all those who have loved the first book."
"Synopsis" by , More than two decades after the publication of his acclaimed classic, Watership Down, author Richard Adams finally returns to the vivid and remarkable animal world he so masterfully imagined in his earlier work. Here again are Fiver, Bigwig, Hazel, Dandelion — all the victorious heroes of the apocalyptic battle against the evil General Woundwort — as well as a host of endearing new characters and the great champion of rabbit myth, El-ahrairah, in a wonderful collection of new adventures that will delight the millions of Watership Down fans, and create many more.
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