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The Rabbits - John Marsden

Paperback

Published: 16th September 2010
For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
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A rich and haunting allegory for all ages, all cultures.

‘The rabbits came many grandparents ago.
They built houses, made roads, had children.
They cut down trees.
A whole continent of rabbits…’

The Rabbits offers a rich and immensely valuable perspective on the effect of man on his environment. Visually loaded and told with a passion for truth and understanding, THE RABBITS aims to promote cultural awareness and a sense of caring for the natural world.

About the Author

John Marsden is one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and he has won or been shortlisted for every major award for children's and young adult literature in Australia, including CBCA Children's Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year, the National Book Award and numerous others. After more than thirty books he is arguably one of the best known and most respected novelists for young adults. He lives near Melbourne, where he is Principal of Candlebark School.

About the illustrator

Shaun Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author. He lives in Melbourne with his partner Inari Kiuru and a small yellow parrot. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery.

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4.0

think outside the box

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Rabbits:

    I am using this book in cultural awareness and the impact of colonisation. Its great because it is mainly pictorial so that you can explain the picture and relate it to how Aboriginal people felt.

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    ISBN: 9780734411365
    ISBN-10: 0734411367
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
    For Grades: 1
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 16th September 2010
    Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 23.6  x 0.5
    Weight (kg): 0.25

    Shaun Tan

    Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne.

    Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E. He is currently directing a short film with Passion Pictures Australia; his most recently published book is Tales from Outer Suburbia.

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