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April 2019 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2019
Award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce has created a wonderful illustrated version of Richard Adams’s classic story by drawing on the scripts from the BBC/Netflix mini-series. His simple story telling style, perfectly matched by the vivid illustrations captures the essence of the original with all its excitement, warmth and insight of this animal saga of survival.
You might also like the Watership Down Colouring Book, which accompanies the series.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for April 2019:
Jasper Space Dog by Hilary Robinson
Lightning Mary by Anthea Simmons
Watership Down Gift Picture Storybook by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Big Cat by Emma Lazell
Mister Cleghorn's Seal by Judith Kerr
Wilderness by Mia Cassany
Adapted from the scripts of the TV mini series by the BBC and Netflix, this edition will introduce a classic story to a new generation, while reigniting the heartfelt place of the story for older readers. This is a really special family-friendly edition of Watership Down. Illustrated with a combination of stills from the TV and soft line artwork, this is a wonderful introduction to Richard Adams' original award-winning story, first published over 45 years ago and regarded as a modern classic.
Set in the English countryside, Watership Down tells the tale of a ragtag band of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their warren in search of safety and a new home. Their adventure is brought to life in this stunning gift picture storybook, which will be treasured by fans of the original novel, as well as new readers introduced to this epic tale by the television mini series.
Inspired by the bestselling spellbinding classic novel, BAFTA nominated scriptwriter Tom Bidwell has beautifully reimagined Watership Down, drawing on the talents of an all-star cast including James McAvoy as Hazel, John Boyega as Bigwig, Sir Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort and Nicholas Hoult as Fiver, as well as Olivia Colman, Miles Jupp, Freddie Fox, Anne-Marie Duff and Gemma Arterton.
Watership Down (c) Watership Down Television Limited 2018. Licensed by ITV Ventures.
|Publication date:||21st March 2019|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004. Millions was was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds. Frank is also a successful writer of film scripts and was the ...More About Frank Cottrell-Boyce