The Three Little Rabbits by Ivan Gantschev

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When Father Rabbit sends his three little rabbits off into the world, he tells them to dig themselves safe burrows, because, he warns, "if a fox comes around, you must hide in the ground." Giddy with their new independence, two of the little rabbits do not heed their father's warning. Only their sister takes the time to dig a safe burrow, working day and night while her brothers play. Her hard work pays off, for a sly, hungry fox does indeed come around, threatening the three little rabbits!
This engaging folktale, a Balkan version of "The Three Little Pigs," is illustrated with great charm by the internationally acclaimed artist Ivan Gantschev.

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Ivan Gantschev was born in Bulgaria in 1925. After surviving World War II, he worked as an artist. In 1966, he emigrated to Germany, where he lives today. His prize-winning works have been shown in galleries all over the world. Several of his books have been published by North-South Books. He says he illustrates picture books because he wants to show children that it's possible to solve problems peacefully--and besides, it's a lot of fun!
Published December 1, 2001 by NorthSouth. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Glorious watercolors in a distinctive style are the highlight of this Balkan variation of "The Three Little Pigs," retold by Gantschev (Where the Moon Lives, 1998), who attended art school in Bulgaria and now lives in Germany.

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In The Three Little Rabbits retold by Ivan Gantschev, trans. by J. Alison James the Balkan version of the Three Little Pigs a bunny mother and father warn their now-grown offspring to dig yoursel

Dec 01 2001 | Read Full Review of The Three Little Rabbits

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