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Fifteen Rabbits

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Hops and his young rabbit friends must face all the triumphs and trials in the first year of life in the woods.

Life is dangerous in the forest, especially for the fifteen young rabbits who are learning to navigate their home. While there are many wonderful things and other animals to get to know - including a deer by the name of Bambi - there are also dangers, and the cons
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Paperback, 218 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Dell Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1930)
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Candi
Sep 30, 2015 Candi rated it liked it
"Their destiny as rabbits was written in the expressions they unconsciously assumed. In the care-laden attitudes into which they unintentionally fell, during that rare pause, was expressed all the century-old sorrow of the perpetually hunted."

Fifteen Rabbits by Felix Salten, creator of the beloved Bambi, is not a sweet little story about a bunch of cute bunnies romping in the woods together. Do not read this story to the little ones before bed! Rather, it is a mostly bleak and realistic picture
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Kirsti
Jul 05, 2015 Kirsti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written by the author of 'Bambi' I knew I'd want to read this new edition as soon as I saw it on the shelves at the bookstore. I adore animal fiction, especially if it's similar to 'The Animals of Farthing Wood' or 'Watership Down'. This had elements of both, although there was very little consistent story about it. There was just life, not really a story, and all the little random events that make up life.

Probably the strangest thing about this book is how little the rabbits seem to resemble r
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Shelli
This is an odd little book by the author of Bambi. I think it was first published in 1920. It felt that way while reading it. It took me a long time to get through it even though it was very short. I think because I had a lot of other more exciting reading going on and it's a bit depressing. It was a challenge book, so I'm glad I read it. I'm still trying to figure out the intended audience. Although it is easy reading, the life and death struggle of the rabbits seems very raw. It is basically t ...more
Howard
Oct 21, 2009 Howard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, adventure
This is a beautiful little book primarily about the first year of life of a few rabbits. I guess if I counted all the rabbits in the book, I would find there are fifteen. We see the forest, the changing seasons, and all of the wonders of life, including man, through their eyes. The rabbits and other animals in the forest talk. That sounds childish and silly, but it works. They don't talk like we talk, but rather talk as one would expect rabbits would think and converse. The author definately kno ...more
Kelly
Dec 30, 2015 Kelly added it
A re-read. I've always appreciated Salten's way of making you feel like the animal. He brings the feelings of what it means to be a rabbit in an often harsh world. Salten deals very much in the realities and fears that rabbits are plagued with. His works bring a sense of empathy towards the smaller creatures we may happen across daily.
Allison
Jun 26, 2016 Allison rated it liked it
When I found this book in the community book box on my street, I thought it was a light-hearted children's book about happy bunnies. It is not. Favorite line of dialogue: "'Blood,' piped the weasel, 'blood! Have any of you any idea how delicious it tastes?'"

An enjoyable -- and highly quotable -- read.
Bellarmine
Mar 19, 2014 Bellarmine rated it it was amazing
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Very good, I'd like to read the 1930's unrevised version, I only have the 1942 Revised edition. I feel I can detect changes that don't fit the general story, I'll update this when I read the original.
Jennifer
May 28, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a used copy of this book, given to me by my grandfather who passed away in 1992. His name is on a sticker in the inside front cover. Above his name is the statement "THE POETRY OF EARTH IS NEVER DEAD". I cherish this amazing book.
Sparky Lurkdragon
Jul 21, 2012 Sparky Lurkdragon rated it really liked it
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Classic book from the guy who did Bambi. Classic, DEPRESSING AS HELL book from the guy who did Bambi.
Lindsey
Beautifully written but terribly depressing.
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Felix Salten was an Austrian writer. He was born Siegmund Salzmann in Budapest, Hungary. When he was three weeks old, his family moved to Vienna, Austria. Many Jews were immigrating into the city in the late 19th century because Vienna had finally granted full citizenship to Jews in 1867.

When his father went bankrupt, Felix had to quit school and begin
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