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The Rabbits
by John Marsden
Illustrated by Shaun Tan
AGES: 7 & up
RIGHTS: NA English
PRICES: US $16.95, Cdn $19.95
HARDCOVER: 978-0-9688768-8-6


A rich and haunting allegory for all ages, all cultures. In The Rabbits, bestselling young adult author, John Marsden, has created a dramatically moving allegory of colonisation 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. The Rabbits bring new food and animals and make their own houses to live in, eventually dominating the environment and its other inhabitants. Parallels with our own experience of colonisation are many: stolen children, the onset of industrialiation, enviromental damage and population growth. The Rabbits won the CBCA Picture Book of the Year for its creators John Marsden and Shaun Tan.