The Rabbits

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Simply Read Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 29 pages
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Illustrated by Shaun Tan. Bestselling author, Marsden, has created a dramatically moving allegory of colonisation told from the perspective of native animals, in this stunningly illustrated volume. Examining the consequences of the arrival of a group of rabbits with unfamiliar ways, the story shows how colonisation can result in the domination of the environment and its other inhabitants. A thought-provoking book, it earned its author and illustrator the CBCA Picture Book of the Year.

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The level of detail in the illustrations is incredible! - Goodreads
The pictures did nothing for me. - Goodreads
great intro to colonialism to youngsters! - Goodreads
An almost perfect pairing of words and illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are so beautiful. - Goodreads
The illustrations are very good. - Goodreads

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User Review  - M.Luscinia - Goodreads

This book was a required read for the Visual Literacy unit in English. "The Rabbits"is basically the colonisation of Australia, told in the perspective of the numbats/possums (Australian Aboriginals ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diksha - Goodreads

I love how this book looks as if it is intended for children because of the number of pages. The hidden messages in the pictures are so intriguing and it makes you want to look even further. Read full review

About the author (2003)

John Marsden (born in 1950) lives on an 850-acre property just outside Melbourne, Australia, where he runs writing camps and writing courses. He tours the world giving talks and holding workshops. He's now published thirty books, and his world-wide sales total 2 1/2 million.

Award-winning artist and author Shaun Tan has achieved international recognition for his work, including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award for this book, an Honor Book Award for Memorial (with G. Crew) and The Lost Thing, an APA Design Award, an Honorable Mention at the Bologna Book Fair, three Aurealis Awards, and Spectrum Gold and Silver Awards. In 2001 he was named best artist at the World Fantasy Awards in Montreal. A graduate of the University of Washington in 1995, with honors in fine arts and English literature, he lives in Perth, Australia.

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