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Title:
Rabbit hill
Author:
Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : The Viking press, 1972.

©1944
Physical Description:
127 pages, 1 unnumbered page : including frontispiece, illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good providers.
General Note:
"First published September 1944."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 3.0 71.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.4 6 Quiz: 09481.
ISBN:
9780670586752
Format :
Book

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It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It's only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.


Author Notes

Robert Lawson was born in 1892 in New York City. He studied art for three years under illustrator Howard Giles. His career as an illustrator began in 1914, when his illustration for a poem about the invasion of Belgium was published in Harper's Weekly. In 1922, he illustrated his first children's book, The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat. Subsequently he illustrated dozens of children's books by other authors, including such well-known titles as The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.

He has illustrated as many as forty books by other authors, and another seventeen books that he himself was author of, including Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin By His Good Mouse Amos and Rabbit Hill. His work was widely admired, and he became the first, and so far only, person to be given both the Caldecott Medal (They Were Strong and Good, 1941) and the Newbery Medal (Rabbit Hill, 1945). Ben and Me earned a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961. Lawson died in 1957 at his home in Westport, Connecticut, in a house that he referred to as Rabbit Hill, since it had been the setting for his book of the same name. He was 64.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6‘Robert Lawson's Newbery award-winning Rabbit Hill (Viking, 1944; Puffin pap., 1977) is a first rate audiobook. Listeners are introduced to Uncle Analdas and his community of woodland animals who are anticipating the arrival of the "new folks," the people who are moving to Rabbit Hill. When the new folks eventually become part of the animals' lives, both benefit from their association with the other. Narrator Barbara Caruso's use of different voices and dialects enlivens the story. Although the story probably will not have broad appeal, this version would serve to enhance collections of Newbery Award winners.-Marcia Brightman, Orange Elementary Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1. New Folks Comingp. 11
2. Mother Worriesp. 27
3. Little Georgie Sings a Songp. 35
4. Uncle Analdasp. 51
5. Porkey Sits Tightp. 61
6. Moving Vansp. 69
7. Reading Rots the Mindp. 75
8. Willie's Bad Nightp. 87
9. Dividing Nightp. 95
10. Clouds Over the Hillp. 103
11. Strain and Strifep. 111
12. There Is Enough for Allp. 119