The Rabbits by John Marsden

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Read The Rabbits Online Free - An allegory of colonisation, represented by the arrival of rabbits in Australia, as viewed by native Australian animals, this book examines the consequences of that invasion for the environment and the original inhabitants. Winner of the 1999 CBC Picture Book of the Year. Paperback ISBN 073440221X.

Title : The Rabbits
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ISBN : 0968876889
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Mischenko rated it ★★★★★

April 05, 2017

The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan is a book about environmental issues created by man. After reading The Arrival we quickly became hooked on Shaun Tan's draftmanship. It's amazing how a book with very few words and mainly illustrations can send such a powerful message that will leave you...

Manny rated it ★★★★☆

January 31, 2013

We are a plague species. Using his unique, beautiful visual language, Tan explains just what that means.

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2017

Illustrated by Shaun Tan, this book is just as good as The Red Tree in the way it takes very simple text and evocative pictures to communicate a complex, emotional message. When the Rabbits come to Australia, the native animals try to be welcoming, but soon find themselves overrun. Several pages...

Foad rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2015

کم کم دارم شیفته ی قدرت تخیل این مرد میشم. این دومین کمیکیه که ازش میخونم (Arrival کمیک دیگه) خلاقیتش توی نقاشی دنیاهای عجیب و غریب، با جزئیات هیجان انگیز، واقعاً بی نظیره. آدم رو میبره به یه سرزمین رؤیایی، پر از نقاشی های سحر انگیز. داستان این کمیک، خیلی ساده بود. شاید خیلی مشابهش رو شنیده باشیم و...

Adam rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 19, 2008

So. . . this is a pretty obvious allegory posing as a children’s book, but which will be of interest mainly to Leftist adults. It portrays white Europeans as big rodents moving into, say, Australia or North America and bringing all their baggage and bulldozing the native peoples and environment....

Melina rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2011

I'd love to give this two different ratings. One for the stunning artwork, which consistently says more and says it better than the text. My students and I pour over the art work for ages, looking at the use of a skull and crossbones style Union Jack, the 'logic' of maths and science symbols whic...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2016

Finally! I've been trying to get hold of this book for ages. It came in to the library today, so I sat down and read it. And re-read it. And read it again. How amazing, all of these children's books that are written these days, designed to teach kids about unpleasant things in a less abrasive way. T...

Relyn rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 31, 2008

What is it with all the fables and allegories being published for children?? KNOCK IT OFF!! Give us a good story! Yikes, I really hated this book! It's like here's some gorgeous art served with a heaping helping of guilt and a lesson or two. YUCK. I read it because I love Shaun Tan's art. But, pl...

Oliver rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2018

I feel that the message of this book is so strong that it WARRENted not LITTERing this review with an aBUNNYdance of puns. Seriously though, this made my HARES stand on end.

Madison rated it ★★★★☆

December 06, 2015

I read this for school and found it to be very interesting and engaging(although it is short). I especially loved the art work I thought it was quite phenomenal. It was an interesting way to show Australias history regarding the British settlers and the native aboriginals.

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