Watership Down

Watership Down

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Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never wrong. 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...Published in 1972, "Watership Down" is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 336g
  • Puffin
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1map
  • 0140306013
  • 9780140306019
  • 54,791

About Richard Adams

Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams wrote many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He died in 2016, aged 96.
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457,094 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 43% (198,063)
4 32% (145,675)
3 16% (74,275)
2 5% (23,275)
1 3% (15,806)

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My Dad bought this for me when I mentioned that I hadn't read the book (despite watching the film many times), and I am so glad he did. I recall someone at work spotting it on my desk and saying, almost sarcastically, "How can you read a book about rabbits?" I stared at her and remember thinking, "The same way you read a book about people." Yes, it IS a book about rabbits, but at the same time, when you're reading it, you don't picture them as rabbits. The emotional content is everything you would see in a human: fear, courage, determination - it's all there. I would recommend this book to anyone, any age. It is one of my utmost favourites and I couldn't put it down. Also, from this book I found enjoyment in many others (namely Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and The Animals of Farthing Wood). Buy it, read it, enjoy it.show more
by Lisa Pegg
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