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The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had trouble putting this book down, I just wanted to keep reading.
It is a wise, real and beautiful story of life, the struggle to overcome hardship and the joy of the simple gifts that are part of our journey.
The greatness of "Watership Down" rests on the sense of realism that Adams brings to his story wild rabbits.
What a beautiful tale. When it was first recommended to me and I saw a rabbit on the cover I thought to myself, "Why on earth would I want to read about a rabbit". Read morePublished 1 day ago by Richard
I have a lot of friends who absolutely adored this book. I finally tried it and, well, I like it a lot, even if I'm not about to adopt a pet rabbit. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Enjolras
Selected for our book club, this was a reread of this book for me. We all enjoyed our discussion and especially hearing the author read sections to get a sense of the characters. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Gramma D
Wonderful book, very imaginative, and even better when considered as the fairy tale it was meant to be. My only regret is that I did not come across it sooner.Published 14 days ago by JSK
Don't think about what you think this book must be about, just read: take in all the scenery, learn the personalities & how they grow, learn something useful - all while you don't... Read morePublished 26 days ago by T. Morgan