Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Discover—or revisit—the enchanting world of the Sandleford Warren rabbits in this first-ever illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for almost forty years, Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England’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. 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.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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"A heartfelt novel that I loved reading in high school on the bus. It was a relaxing read. "
"I really enjoyed the different point of view from the rabbits. They have a tough life and I never actually thought about it before. I fell in love with many characters and bit my lip hoping they would come out alright. I liked the stories they told and the strength they showed. All in all I quite enjoyed it."
"All time favorite adventure story "
"I really enjoyed this super clever book. You could summarize the plot in two or three sentences, but it was so well written that I could hardly wait for the next chapter. I partially listened on audible, and partially read the ebook. The audible version was hugely entertaining. Additionally, I was impressed that Amazon's kindle and audible keep your bookmark, so you can leave off and pick up in either format! At first I didn't write a review, I just gave it stars, but because I continued to look for places to use the new words/phrases this book added to my vocabulary, I decided it deserved a written review. For Frith's sake, I now know I drive a hrududu, and how could I have lived without knowing the story of Rowsby Woof and Queen Dripslobber? Read it. You'll be glad you did."