Rabbit Hill (Newbery Library)

Rabbit Hill (Newbery Library)

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by Robert Lawson
     
 

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Little Georgie Rabbit sang this song as humans were moving into the abandoned house on Rabbit Hill. Will they be good folks, the rabbits, mice, and woodchucks wonder? Times are hard for the little animals on the Hill. The previous owners of the house were not good folk, and food is scarce.

The animals eagerly but anxiously await the arrival of the new people, who

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Little Georgie Rabbit sang this song as humans were moving into the abandoned house on Rabbit Hill. Will they be good folks, the rabbits, mice, and woodchucks wonder? Times are hard for the little animals on the Hill. The previous owners of the house were not good folk, and food is scarce.

The animals eagerly but anxiously await the arrival of the new people, who surpass expectations when they bring no traps, poison, dogs, or guns. They welcome the little animals. Surprisingly to the neighbors, the good folk’s garden is left untouched by “pests.” With illustrations that illuminate the expressive animal faces, readers will come to know and love the inhabitants—human and animal—who share the bounty of Rabbit Hill.

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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:
9781435118942
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/05/2009
Series:
Newbery Library Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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