Rabbit Tales

You'll find here stories about rabbits--the living, breathing kind as well as plush and cuddly ones.

Rabbit's Gift: A Fable from China

By George Shannon

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Snow is coming, coming soon, so Rabbit needs to find food fast. Just in time, a turnip turns up, and a second one, too. Who in the woods wouldn't want to tuck away an extra turnip for the long winter? Not Rabbit. He chooses a different path--and starts a wave of generosity that spreads among all his forest friends.

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Conejito: A Folktale from Panama

By Margaret Read MacDonald

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In this folktale from Panama, a little rabbit and his Tia Monica outwit a fox, a tiger, and a lion, all of whom want to eat him for lunch.

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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

By Charlotte Zolotow; pictures by Maurice Sendak

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Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a birthday present for her mother. Available as a book and on audio.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate DiCamillo

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Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

By Shel Silverstein

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Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic , Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let's bead a rook That's billy as can se," You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he.

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Sure as Sunrise: Tales of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends

By Alice McGill

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"With the humor and wisdom of her North Carolina roots, Alice McGill shares the stories she remembers from her father, mother, grandmother, and neighbors. Her telling is as fresh as 'a loaf of bread still warm from the ashes' as she brings to life the creatures that so fascinated her as a child: Bruh Rabbit, Sis Possum, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Fox. Illustrated with zest and warmth, these stories were passed on for generations and are, ultimately, a celebration of the human spirit. For as sure as sunrise, the cleverness of the small but sassy Bruh Rabbit shines through as he outwits the more powerful, again and again."
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The Velveteen Rabbit

By Margery Williams

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"The Velveteen Rabbit's journey from outcast toy to real bunny is a classic tale of love, friendship and learning to be yourself."
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The Ultimate Peter Rabbit: A Visual Guide to the World of Beatrix Potter

By Beatrix Potter

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"Prepare to celebrate a century in print with one of the most visual guides to one of the world's best-loved children's characters. Packed with detailed sketches of Beatrix Potter's best-loved characters, descriptions of each of the 23 "Little Books" she created, and a selection of gorgeous original illustrations, Ultimate Peter Rabbit is the perfect guide for new readers and dedicated fans alike. Generous access to the Potter estate's archives has produced a volume which includes 300 artworks from the books and over 50 specially commissioned photographs of Beatrix Potter's English Lake District home, the inspiration for the bucolic settings of the long-adored children's classics."

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Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

By Deborah and James Howe

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Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire. First in a series.

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Rabbit Hill

By Robert Lawson

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New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good providers.
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