A Taste For Rabbit by Linda Zuckerman

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In the tradition of WATERSHIP DOWN comes a brilliant novel about foxes, rabbits, and the cold calculation that leads to war.

Imagine a world in which there are no people, but foxes are civilized. They wear clothes, they fight, they elect corrupt officials. They eat all kinds of things, but only lower orders with limited brainpower. Like mice. Or rabbits.

Now imagine that one day the rabbits disappear, and slowly develop their OWN society away from the foxes. What happens when the two societies once again collide? A TASTE FOR RABBIT is a brilliant, piercing look at Harry the Fox, Quentin the Rabbit, the price of honor, and the "animal" parts of human nature.
 

About Linda Zuckerman

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Linda Zuckerman worked as a children's book editor for more than thirty-five years, and edited three Caldecott Medal books and two Newbery Honors. I Will Hold You 'Til You Sleep is her first work as an author. Ms. Zuckerman livs in Tigard, Oregon.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Disguising human nature behind animals works in picture books, but the tween and teen target audience of this book will probably not want to read a book about talking animals, especially talking animals who are parents and business owners rather than teens.

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Set in a realm devastated by an unusually harsh winter, an ensemble cast of anthropomorphic characters—Harry the Fox, Quentin the Rabbit, a weasel named Gerard, etc.—struggle for survival while dealing with individual hardships.

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