Watership Down by Richard AdamsWatership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

byRichard Adams

Paperback | August 26, 2014

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A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. Watership Down by Richard Adams has become one of the most famous animals adventures ever written. In this epic story, a young rabbit called Fiver senses that something terrible is about to happen to the warren - he is sure of it. 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 . . . 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 has written many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs. Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle THE CAY by Theodore Taylor TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams SMITH by Leon Garfield THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende ANNIE by Thomas Meehan THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett
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 a...
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Title:Watership DownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.65 × 5.05 × 1.55 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141354968

ISBN - 13:9780141354965

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! This book is really well done. The pacing is great, the characters are loveable and dynamic, and the story draws you in. It has to be one of my favorite books of all time!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great classic #plumreview Via the world of rabbits we can reflect on our own society, a great classic
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to get Into This book is extremely well done, and definitely deserves the title of classic that it is given, however I did find it very challenging to become really invested in the story and the characters. Partially because there were so many and partially because they were rabbits and I just couldn't connect to them on any level really. It wasn't for me personally, but it was still a pretty good read
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book This book is simply amazing! I have loved it since childhood. The story and writing is very rich and helped inspire creativity as a child that has turned into a love for books and stories such as this. The only issue I would say I've encountered with this book is the font used in most copies is not satisfying but I would assume it is so because of the sheer amount of words and pages contained in this book, there is quite a lot to read and fit onto pages.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've Never Cared for Rabbits More After always hearing about this book I finally decided to pick it up. It was quite longer then I had expected but by the end I wished there was more. Adams made me feel more for these rabbits then I do for most human characters in books. It's easy to see why this book is held in such high regard.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scarred me for life And it was totally worth it. This story is amazing!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beloved classic Heartwarming, pastoral, full of English charm -- and yet eerie and disturbing. A wonderful, adventurous tale with a lot to say about leadership and community. Lovely read for children and adults alike.
Date published: 2017-10-03