Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Watership Down

A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the first full-colour illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic and international bestseller.  

Stunning and compulsive are two words that best describe the story of Fiver, of Hazel and the rabbit warren full of family and friends.  Rejected by most publishers before eventually being snapped up by Rex Collings in 1972, it was an instant hit and has since sold millions of copies the world over.  Beautifully written with some of the best characterisation you'll come across in children’s literature, it tells the story of a group of rabbits and their will to survive despite human attempts to do otherwise.  Full of adventure, humour, excitement and sadness it will enthral as much now as it did when it was first published.


Watership Down Synopsis

One of the best-loved children's classics of all time, this is the complete, original story of Watership Down. Something terrible is about to happen to the warren - Fiver feels sure of it. And 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 . . . This much-loved tale of courage and survival is now a beautiful new animated series for television, full of excitement and adventure - perfect for all the family to enjoy.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780141378947
Publication date: 29th November 2018
Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 656 pages
Primary Genre Literary Fiction

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About Richard Adams

Richard Adams is the author of nineteen books, including the best-selling and award-winning Watership Down. He is 94 year olds and lives in Hampshire with his wife of over sixty years.

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