Hare by Zoe Greaves


Written by Zoe Greaves
Illustrated by Leslie Sadleir

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This is a very special picture book, and not just because of the beauty of Leslie Sadleir’s illustrations. Zoe Greaves has created a hymn to the hare, in nature and mythology. Of all our wild creatures, hares have the most secrets she says, all at once comical and regal, provoking a mixture of awe, affection and fear. Beautiful colour spreads of hares in the countryside at different times of the year are accompanied by short lines of lyrical text and followed by pages of stories and narratives about hares. This is a book with a very wide appeal, one to be savoured by adults and children. ~ Andrea Reece


Hare by Zoe Greaves

A celebration of nature, 'Hare' takes us back to the wild. The elusive majesty of the hare has inspired human imagination for centuries. This book looks at the natural history and mythology of this beautiful and playful creature. Little ones will join the hunt for the hare and enjoy reciting the ancient poacher's names for him. Older children will be fascinated by the legends and facts included at the end such as '10 Hare facts' and 'What's the difference between a hare and a rabbit?'


This delicate and beautiful book celebrates the natural history and mythology of the hare. Hares are creatures of mystery and this delightful book keeps that mystery alive. The use of an attractive font and delicate illustrations that show off nature make for a lovely book, ideal as a gift - the cloth binding and silver embossed hare on the cover give us a lovely book. There are story pages and factual information to help us understand this elegant creature. Parents in Touch

A magical book about a magical creature and beautifully illustrated too. Michael Morpurgo

A lyrical celebration of the natural history and mythology of the hare. The Bookseller

About the Author

The author Zoe Greaves is a bookseller whose love of language and training as an actor come to the fore in her read-aloud storytelling sessions for children. The illustrator Leslie Sadleir qualified as a graphic designer and worked in publishing. She rediscovered her love of illustration when she began to collaborate with her daughter Zoe.

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24 pages


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Old Barn Books

Publication date

1st August 2015




Publisher Profile

Old Barn Books is an imprint of Old Barn Books


Old Barn Books is a new, artist-led, independent, publisher of illustrated books for children and gift books for adults. With an office in a barn in the woods we published our first book, Bluebell Bears, in April 2015 and have published a book each month since. Working with creative friends old and new we have published board books, picture books and novelty books. Our list is eclectic and personal and aims to share our enjoyment of great illustration and the things our children love.

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