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Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver, of Hazel and the rabbit warren full of family and friends - and their will to survive despite human attempts to do otherwise. Beautifully written with some of the best characterisation you'll come across in children’s literature, Full of adventure, humour, excitement and sadness it will enthral as much now as it did when it was first published. Rejected by most publishers before eventually being snapped up by Rex Collings in the '70s, it was an instant hit and has since sold over 5 million copies the world over.
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Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible is about to happen to the warren - he feels sure of it. And Fiver's sixth sense is never wrong, according to his brother Hazel. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all...
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Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Classics, Reviewed by Children|
Richard Adams (1920 - 2016) was an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down, first published in 1972. He served in the British Army during the second world war, and then joined the civil service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters during long car journeys and they insisted it he publish it as a book. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and went on to sell millions of copies throughout the world. In 1975 Adams was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.More About Richard Adams
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