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The Rabbits - John Marsden, Shaun Tan
The Rabbits
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A rich and haunting allegory of colonization for all ages and cultures, told from the viewpoint of native animals. This stunning picture book examines the consequences of the arrival of a group of rabbits with entirely unfamiliar ways. They bring new food and animals, and they make their own... show more
A rich and haunting allegory of colonization for all ages and cultures, told from the viewpoint of native animals. This stunning picture book examines the consequences of the arrival of a group of rabbits with entirely unfamiliar ways. They bring new food and animals, and they make their own houses to live in, eventually dominating the environment and its other inhabitants. The parallels with our own experience are many: "They chopped down our trees and scared away our friends and stole our children..."
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780968876886 (0968876889)
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Rabbits
Brr. This was an absolutely chilling read. I picked it up when a class returned it after using it for their unit on conflict and resolution and … Wow. I'm still sitting here at my desk, trying to catch my breath. I was absolutely blown away by this book and I will keep it in mind for sharing with my...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
We are a plague species. Using his unique, beautiful visual language, Tan explains just what that means.
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it
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Tan illustrates this heart-wrenching story by John Marsden of a world overcome by things that don’t belong. Having just read Billy Bryson’s book about Australia, I knew immediately that the story was both about white people coming to Australia as well as the rabbits they brought with them that have ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
"The Rabbits", written by John Marsden, is a powerful allegory of European settlers in Australia.
beccabee
beccabee rated it
What's to say about The Rabbits? They're bad. They kill off the original settlers of the country; they cut down all the trees; pollute the water; introduce non-native animals and foods that take over; begin an industrial revolution; ruin that which they didn't understand... Is this starting to so...
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