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The Rabbits - John Marsden

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Published: 1st 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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5.0

Fascinating picturebook

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Rabbits:

    If you have seen the opera you would love to have the book. If not it is immersing on it's own. A thoughtful very Australian book.

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    4.0

    think outside the box

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    from Bunbury WA

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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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      Shaun Tan

      Shaun Tan 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 as an 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. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for animated films including Pixar's WALL-E, and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia. In 2011 he received the presitgious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature.

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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: 48
      Published: 1st September 2010
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 23.6  x 0.5
      Weight (kg): 0.25
      Edition Number: 1