Friday, December 12, 2008

A Taste For Rabbit


I wanted to share a really interesting book that I read recently. It has a terrible title if you're a rabbit, but the book is called A Taste for Rabbit by Linda Zuckerman (Arthur A. Levine Books). This book is a 2008 Oregon Book Award winner for Young Adult Literature.

Now, you might be thinking that this is a cookbook, but I assure you that even though the characters seem to manage quite a bit of eating during the course of the events in the book (in fact there were several times when I found myself drooling over the descriptions of things like apple turnovers or eggplant and dried tomato sandwiches), you won't be finding any recipes between it's covers. And just look at how scary that cover is! A fox bearing down on a poor little rabbit. BUT then look at the shape of the rabbit in the background. I think that's Quentin, the main character rabbit and one of the unlikely heroes of the book. The other hero is Harry, a fox, who at first you think is an obnoxious guy, but he's just being a fox. He comes to discover that he has many redeeming qualities, and you quite like him by the end.

This is the story of how Quentin and Harry, who come from two different directions and lifestyles, have to work together to stop the terrible things that are happening to the rabbits. There are bad guys and good guys and sometimes it's hard to tell who is bad or good -- but isn't that the way life usually goes? Anyway, it's scary and exciting and riveting (that means you can't put it down because you really, really want to find out what happens.)

It is a young adult book, but adults are going to find it interesting, too. There are some yucky and sad things that happen in it, so I wouldn't recommend it to younger children.


angelgrotton said...

Don't tell anybody but I hate sad endings as well (((

Silver said...

That sounds very interesting! I got some new books yesterday. I will blog about them later today. Maybe tomorrow. I'm not good at blogging.

furrybutts said...

Ooh, that cover is misleading! But I'm glad no rabbit got eaten in the book!

The Fluffy Tribe said...

I will suggests it to Mom ~Rabbie

Deb said...

Wow! You've got me hooked. Bring it with you the next time we meet, okay?

The Cat Realm said...

That sounds ALMOST as interesting as our next CCSI show, hahahahaha!
Don't miss the first Part which will air tomorrow!

C.R. Evers said...

I've never heard of this one. Sounds interesting. I'll have to read it sometime. Thanks for the heads up!


Rachel Writes 4 Kids said...

Hmm, I'm intrigued!

The Bunns said...

And .. what does one bunny Freckles think of this story????

thefluffies said...

Hey Freckles,
We never know u can read books.

But Mom said it sounds like an interesting book to read and she thanks u for sharing it with us!

Yeah it is a scary cover! But Thank God there was no rabbit harm in the story..

We dont know how to read books, but we good at destroy it!

Daddy Dino & the Fluffies

Sam's mistress said...

Oh wow! We were looking for a good read to take us through the dark winter nights! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

Mrs. Sniffles said...

This sounds like a furry interesting book! I am glad there are no recipes in it. I also wanted to send you a belated thank you for the wonderful purthday wishes you senteded me.

PJ said...

Just stopping by to wish you and Freckles Merry Christmas.
Bestest wishes to you and yours for this holiday.
PJ, Ranger Dog, and the 2 G-Kitties.