Tales From Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams’s bestselling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love—including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah—and presents new heroes as they struggle to survive the cruelties of nature and the shortsighted selfishness of humankind. These whimsical tales include all-new adventures and traditional stories of rabbit mythology, charming us once again with imagination, heart, and wonder. A spellbinding book of courage and survival, Tales From Watership Down is an exciting invitation to come home to a beloved world.
About the Author
Richard Adams is the author of many bestselling novels, including Watership Down (1974), Shardik (1976), The Plague Dogs (1978), The Girl in a Swing (1980), Maia (1985), and Traveller (1988), as well as several works of nonfiction, including his autobiographical The Day Gone By (1991). The winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children’s Literature, he currently lives in Hampshire, England.
Praise for Tales from Watership Down…
“Utterly captivating.” —People
“A return to the rabbit world so memorably conjured by Richard Adams in Watership Down. . . . Affectionate, compelling, and oddly convincing.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“An exercise in enchantment. . . . Adams is a master of characterization and description—and his rabbit vocabulary is priceless. . . . Tales From Watership Down is the sort of work that can transport the reader to a parallel existence.” —The Baltimore Sun
“It’s grand to see Mr. Adams’s characters again.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Lyrically written. . . . This will be a sure hit with all those who have loved the first book.” —Booklist