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Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all... Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds.
Hardcover
Published on March 1, 1974 by MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN-10: 0025002007
ISBN-13: 9780025002005
26 Book Reviews
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  • rutter
    rutterFriday, May 24, 2019 at 8:29 am
    I liked this book. It wasn't the type of books I usually like to read but I did enjoy the tales of Hazel and all the other rabbits adventuring and traveling.
    • cw22652
      cw22652Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:29 am44 stars
      Overall, the book was good. It was kind of confusing because the boy rabbits' names sounded like girl names, and it took me a while to figure out what type of bird Keehar was, but I liked the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
      • cd14674
        cd14674Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:27 am33 stars
        This book was pretty good. The start of the book was a little slow and not very interesting. but closer to the end it got exciting
        • joandfs
          joandfsFriday, May 24, 2019 at 8:13 am33 stars
          It was enjoyable but was stretched out and everytime you thought it was over it started again. This book would be better for adults than children
          • AspenFriday, May 24, 2019 at 8:13 am
            I did not enjoy this book! I do not recommend this book!
            • im-riddikulus
              im-riddikulusFriday, March 8, 2019 at 8:43 am44 starsFeatured
              Watership Down is a sweet tale about finding courage and looking for a place to call home. It's about multiple rabbits who have fled their doomed home to find a new one. It is lively and I suggest it to people who have a liking of rabbits and adventure stories. I suggest this book to grades 5 and up and ages 11 and up due to some extremely mild content and difficulty understanding language.
              • nSunday, June 25, 2017 at 9:11 am
                this book, is amazing! you should really read it, no matter what age! :)
                • joeycollin13
                  joeycollin13Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:50 am55 stars
                  Watership Down Hazel, the lead rabbit that blazed the trails ahead of the other rabbits he was with, looked around the new place that was to be their warren now. The rabbits had finished their adventures coming here from the old warren and now they started to dig burrows in the soft, sandy bank next to a creek and green grass. While the rabbits were digging their new homes a stranger rabbit was seen coming towards them. He said his name was Cowslip and he was there to help the traveler rabbits. He told them that the way they were digging the burrows was not right because the wind would blow through it. Cowslip invited them to come to his warren and live and then he ran back to his burrow because it was starting to rain and he didn’t like to get wet. Hazel and the other rabbits talked about if they should go or not because the other warren might try to kill them. They eventually decided that they should go and they trudged off in the direction that Cowslip had gone. When they got to the new warren they looked around and liked it, but they still felt cautious about these rabbits. Should they stay here or not? Hazel must make the decision soon. Thats in chapter 5
                  • joeycollin13
                    joeycollin13Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:12 am55 stars
                    This book is perfect for people of all ages! It's exiting and full of adventure, but there is a moral along with it. Actually, several morals! The first is: "If friends stick together there is many things they can accomplish" and the second is: "Don't be afraid to change for the better!" I really like this book and i would recommend reading it because it will help you with life problems.
                    • valise
                      valiseThursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:26 am55 stars
                      This book is really good with loads of details. The first chapter is kind of boring but the rest of the book makes up for it.