Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a sensitive and accessible book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different.
On the last night of summer, Emma tags along with her game warden father on a routine call. They're supposed to rescue a wild rabbit from a picket fence, but instead they find a little bunny. Emma convinces her father to bring him home for the night.

The next day, Emma starts public school for the very first time after years of being homeschooled. More than anything, Emma wants to make a best friend in school.

But things don't go as planned. On the first day of school, she's paired with a boy named Jack for a project. He can't stay on topic, he speaks out of turn, and he's obsessed with animals. Jack doesn't fit in, and Emma's worried he'll make her stand out.

Emma and Jack bond over her rescue rabbit. But will their new friendship keep Emma from finding the new best friend she's meant to have?

Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a beautiful and sensitive book about being different and staying true to yourself.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on March 26, 2019 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545914248
ISBN-13: 9780545914246
6 Book Reviews
  • Dylan Leibl-Cotabout 2 years
    This book is called Because Of The Rabbit.The author of the book is Cynthia Lord, and the year it was written was in April 2019. This book was very well written ,and funny and also very serious.I think it was good because they had an adventure and saved a bunny. The hardest part in the book was saving the bunny,from the fence Alexa is a girl who is in an public school.At the end of the book she wanted to give a letter to the queen asking not to close the gates right away.She was in her other castle.When the girl gets to the castle the police catch her and call the mom and the step mom.The girls give the note to the queen asking not to close the gates so Amat’s mom and dad could get through the gates.The mom and dad get to him safely.Ahmet had a vcat and a sister but died in a war.Ahmet and his family ran away from the war. My most entertained part is when they save the bunny,from the fence.I also like how they got the bunny out of the really tight fence.It amazed me because it sounded hard to get the bunny out.The whole book also told me what the bunny looked like.My favorite place is actually the school because it shows more people to the book. Because of the Rabbit was very funny,embarrassing.I think the book should be a little longer.But it makes me curious in a way.A good recommendation is my mom , and my dad should read it almost every day.But what I do not recommend is to read it to the higher grades because they would probably be in another world/thinking about other stuff. Because of the Rabbit.Because of the Rabbit made me feel introduced to the book.I had been introduced by the book showing me the characters like and what they do for a living.I also thought the book introduced Lapi with a problem,when the Rabbit was stuck in the fence.The book also made me feel attractive.The book made me feel attractive by showing me more characters and more places.
    • Brody Leibl-Cotabout 2 years
      Because of the rabbit is a great book.The author of the book is Cynthia Lord. I think Cynthia Lord is a good author because she used a lot of detail in the book.This book is only 2 years old and it was made APRIL 29 2019. First the rabbit got hurt. Next he went to a house nearby. Then they kept it as a pet when it healed. After he got sick at 10 years old. Finally the rabbit dies at 10 years old. One day a rabbit was hopping in its burrow until on the 5th hop “ crack”. He was in extreme pain.When he saw a house nearby he went over. Then a little boy who looked about 6 or 7 came over to see the bunny. He said hi I am Owen. He had to come up with a name so then he called him Owen jr. One day when he was 10 he died. I think the setting is very nice. I think this is very unique because it takes place in California beach. The beach has a lot of palm trees and coconuts. I think if I were in this book I would enjoy the setting very much. To my friends I think you guys would enjoy this book because it is very funny. To parents I think you would not enjoy it because the rabbit dies. Some of it is sad. Some of it is happy.This is a good book because the author uses a lot of detail so that makes it a great book.
      • Dylan Leibl-Cotabout 2 years
        This book is called Because Of The Rabbit.The author of the book is Cynthia Lord, and the year it was written was in April 2019. This book was very well written ,and funny and also very serious.I think it was good because they had an adventure and saved a bunny. The hardest part in the book was saving the bunny,from the fence Alexa is a girl who is in an public school.At the end of the book she wanted to give a letter to the queen asking not to close the gates right away.She was in her other castle.When the girl gets to the castle the police catch her and call the mom and the step mom.The girls give the note to the queen asking not to close the gates so Amat’s mom and dad could get through the gates.The mom and dad get to him safely.Ahmet had a vcat and a sister but died in a war.Ahmet and his family ran away from the war. My most entertained part is when they save the bunny,from the fence.I also like how they got the bunny out of the really tight fence.It amazed me because it sounded hard to get the bunny out.The whole book also told me what the bunny looked like.My favorite place is actually the school because it shows more people to the book. Because of the Rabbit was very funny,embarrassing.I think the book should be a little longer.But it makes me curious in a way.A good recommendation is my mom , and my dad should read it almost every day.But what I do not recommend is to read it to the higher grades because they would probably be in another world/thinking about other stuff. Because of the Rabbit.Because of the Rabbit made me feel introduced to the book.I had been introduced by the book showing me the characters like and what they do for a living.I also thought the book introduced Lapi with a problem,when the Rabbit was stuck in the fence.The book also made me feel attractive.The book made me feel attractive by showing me more characters and more places.
        • talegade-159823570318
          talegade-159823570318over 2 years33 stars
          I have the book in real life! And I love it!!!
          • inmemoryofcpr
            inmemoryofcprover 2 years33 stars
            lots of my friends read this book and said it was good, but I disagree. I'm home schooled and going from the transition from homeschool to public school isn't just like *snap* and everythings all right. The main character does go through some hard times but it happens gradually, not that quickly. Also, the ending wasn't completely satisfactory.
            • caitlin2007
              caitlin2007over 3 years
              Best book ever I could not have read a better book in my life

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