Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;Discoverand#8212;or revisitand#8212;the enchanting world of the Sandleford Warren rabbits in this first-ever illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic. andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for almost forty years, Richard Adamsand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Watership Downandlt;/Iandgt; is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in Englandand#8217;s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A book that speaks to our society as vividly as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Scribner Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative tip-in paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself.
About the Author
The winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature, andlt;Bandgt;Richard Adamsandlt;/Bandgt; currently lives in Hampshire, England.andlt;bandgt;Aldo Galli andlt;/bandgt;was born in Lombardy, Italy, graduated from the University of Milan, and eventually moved to Hampshire, England, where he met Richard Adams.andnbsp; The friendship that followed and the beauty of the Downs inspired the collection of paintings based on the story.andlt;bandgt;andlt;/bandgt;