Watership Down: A Novel

Richard Adams
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival 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 forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.


Reviewed: 2019-04-14

This is a book is an all-ages story. Children will be intrigued by the rabbits and their world being animated with Lapine, the language spoken by rabbits. Adults will appreciate the complexity of the plot and the themes of cooperation and sharing. The storyline itself is interrupted with stories that the rabbits tell each other in the warren. But these interruptions foreshadow both challenges ahead and solutions to these problems. 

The length of this book is a bit off-putting for an ESL library. With that said, I still feel it is a worthwhile addition. First off, some will like the challenge. Secondly, it provides a whole-family read together option. Finally, I just finished reading it and found it very satisfying.

Biblioteca Inglesa de Fortin 
(English Library of Fortin)
Fortin de las Flores, Veracruz, Mexico


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