Tales From Watership Down

Tales From Watership Down

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Watership Down was one of this century's best-loved works of imaginative literature. Now Richard Adams returns, to tell us what happened to the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort.
Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits' master storyteller, relates the thrilling adventures experienced by Al-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, and his stalwart, Rabscuttle, during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inle (as narrated in Watership Down). Finally, in the principal part of the book, we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down-- Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and their companions--including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth, and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel.
All listners-- the millions who remember Watership Down with the deepest affection, and also those for whom this volume will be their first encounter with the rabbits-- will find these nineteen tales utterly compelling, the fruit of Richard Adams spellbinding narrative power and ability to conjure up a world that is at the same time both real and unreal."
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
ISBN: 9780679451259
0679451250
9780380729340
0380729342
Branch Call Number: FICTION Adams Richard
Characteristics: viii, 267 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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chrisbrock
Aug 01, 2017

I LOVED Watership Down, but I didn't particularly care for this book. The first section is rabbits telling stories about El-ahrairah, but they didn't show his real cunning like they did in Watership Down. They also told about some of their adventures, which was kind of interesting. The second section tells about what happened to El-ahrairah after he met with the Black Rabbit of Inle. It had a depressing ending though. The third section was ok. It was full of several stories about the original rabbits from Watership Down. Sadly, Richard Adams did not write in the compelling style he used in his first book. Also, the stories were not connected very well and were not as intriguing as the original book. Overall, I would say it was an OK book but definitely not the best.

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kpelish
May 07, 2017

I liked the third section of the book the best: continuation of what happened to the brave rabbits and their community on Watership Down. Various rabbits tell additional fairy tales, some quite dark--I didn't find this section to be as well-written as the rest.

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Aug 01, 2017

chrisbrock thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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