Watership Down by Adams, Richard

Watership Down

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Now with a new introduction by Madeline Miller, the New York Times bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe.

The 50th anniversary edition of Richard Adam's timeless classic, the tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world--"a classic yarn of discovery and struggle" (The New York Times).

A worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Watership Down is one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey from their native Sandleford Warren, through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, and toward the dream of a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

"Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do." --Chicago Tribune

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 11/01/2005
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.06h x 5.25w x 1.19d
ISBN: 9780743277709

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.2
Point Value: 25
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 749 / Watership Down


Review Citation(s):
Ingram Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 129
Newsweek 04/28/2008 pg. 14
Newsweek 12/08/2008 pg. 14

About the Author
Adams, Richard: - Richard Adams, the son of a country doctor, was born in Newbury in England in 1920. He was educated at Bradfield College and Worcester College, Oxford. He served in the Second World War and in 1948 joined the civil service. In the mid-1960s he completed his first novel, Watership Down, for which he struggled for several years to find a publisher. It was eventually awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction for 1972. In 1974 he retired from the civil service and published a series of further books, including Shardik, Tales from Watership Down, Maia, The Plague Dogs, and The Girl in a Swing. Adams died on Christmas Eve, 2016.