Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics)

Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics)

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by Robert Lawson
     
 

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It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It’s only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may

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It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It’s only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
There is excitement in the air when the animals hear that new people will be moving into the big house. It has been empty for some time and there has been no one to plant a garden. Without the garden many of the animals are having trouble finding food. In this classic award winning story the characters will warm the hearts of readers as the different animals share stories about life on Rabbit Hill. They talk about the good people and those who were "mean, shiftless and inconsiderate." Curiosity is rampant as the animals wonder what kind of people will be living in the house. Will they be kind and good people, will they bring a dog, and will they have a garden? When the big day arrives and moving vans come up the driveway, all of the animals are there for the big occasion. The reader can feel the animals holding their breath as the car with the new owners pulls in; the ageless illustrations provide this same suspense. Young readers will be delighted with these whimsical characters as they go about their daily lives, learning more about the new people who will have such an impact on the animals' lives. From Little Georgie Rabbit and Willie Fieldmouse, to pessimistic Uncle Analdas, the animals learn to trust the new people as adventure after adventure follows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142407967
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
740,859
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations in The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, including Mr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations in They Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel Rabbit Hill.

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