When a new family moves into Prune Street Farm, Alice and the other cottontails are cautious. The new owners are from the city; the family and their dog are not at all what the rabbits expect, and soon Alice is making new friends and doing things no rabbit has done before. When she overhears a plan by a developer to run the family off and bulldoze the farm, Alice comes up with a plan, helped by the farmer’s son, and other animals, including a majestic bald eagle.
But working with her natural predators — and helping the incompetent but well-meaning farmers — will be no easy feat. Fortunately, Alice is confident she can see the job done. Here is a stunning celebration of life, the bitter and the sweet, starring a charming animal character readers will love for generations to come.
"This captivating, wry novel opens with the revelation that the longstanding antagonism between farmers and rabbits is rooted in vegetables, which 'farmers love to grow, and rabbits love to eat'.... Into this heartwarming portrait of animal camaraderie (which is shared by a fox, a bald eagle, and other wildlife), Wood (the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series) weaves the story of 10-year-old Carl Harvey’s rocky adjustment to his new life, burgeoning self-confidence and maturity, and paramount contribution to his family’s triumph. A resonant cross-species saga of perseverance, loyalty, and magnanimous friendship." — Publishers Weekly
|8 - 12
|Sep 1, 2020
|Feiwel & Friends