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Written by Zoe Greaves

Illustrated by Leslie Sadleir

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Hare Review

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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 Synopsis

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?'

Hare Press Reviews

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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781910646113
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781910646038
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646038
Publication date: 1st August 2015
Author: Zoe Greaves
Illustrator: Leslie Sadleir
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 24 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: Publisher of the Month

About Zoe Greaves

Zoe Greaves trained as an actress, but her love of words drew her back to books. She gave up acting to work full-time in bookshops and write in her spare time. She has always written stories and poetry.
 Zoe loves all books but she specialises in children’s books. Her early training stands her in good stead in her storytelling performances and her feeling for the rhythm of speech informs her writing.

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