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Frost Dancers

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 20th 1992 by Collins
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May 18, 2012 Mariel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: "Frost Dancers is worth killing for!" - Joel
Recommended to Mariel by: "I will never stuff another pet animal again!" - Karen Brisette
If you have ever clubbed a hare on its wonderful rabbity dreaming head, or wiped your satisfied mouth after some disgusting English delicacy (heathens), or were a Austrian farmer deforming a rabbit to giant proportions just so you wouldn't have to get your lazy ass up from the table for thirds, then you are a horrible person and quite monstrous. I hate you if you have ever thought yourself looking quite fine on a night on the town in your rabbit fur coat. What kind of a sick person goes about st ...more
May 30, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mariel- I let her read it first
Recommended to Lauren by: Goodreads listopias about rabbits
Frost Dancers is about a blue mountain hare named Skelter whose plucked from his highland mountains and forced to run a hare coursing event. He escapes and struggles to make do with finding a new community for himself among field hares. He briefly stays in a rabbit warren and we're treated to the prejudices and differences a lot of humans wouldn't realise were there. A coworker of mine accused me of lying that hares were even different than rabbits.

Frost Dancers wasn't judgmental or preachy that
Lorraine Baker
Apr 20, 2015 Lorraine Baker rated it it was amazing
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Amongst the gorse and heather of his native highlands, Skelter the mountain hare enjoys an idyllic life – until he and several of his friends are trapped, netted and taken hundreds of miles to the strange lands of the south. There, amidst a hell of screaming men and howling greyhounds, Skelter witnesses the nightmare of hare coursing before making a miraculous escape. But it is an escape into an unfamiliar world. The local animals shun him and he cannot understand his habitat. But Skelter is a r ...more
Tamara Hull
As a gifted reader this was my first 'grown up' book with topics that were a little more adult than the books in my school library. As a result I've read this book at least 50 times over the years, it's my go-to when things are going completely wrong, Skelter's indomitable spirit is enough to remind me that if a circumstance can't be overcome, adapt and improvise to make the best of it.

I would highly recommend this book for younger readers with an interest in wildlife so long as they don't baulk
Nov 24, 2008 Chris rated it really liked it
A book about hares a la Watership Down. Not as good as Watership but not bad either.
Jan 09, 2016 Kerrie rated it really liked it
Not 2 pages into it and I was already thinking, Why do you do this to yourself? Whhhhyyyyy????

Animal stories = Death Death Death and More Death

However, I did enjoy this book. I was expecting a total Watership Down knockoff, and although there were similarities, overall it felt like a book that could stand entirely on its own. The reader gets a thorough look at the lives of hares and the differences between the mountain hares and their lowland cousins, their strict social structure with leaders o

I seriously thought for a while that the title of this book was "Frost Dangers" because those damn hare ears cover up the important lower half of the letter 'C' in the title. So I kept trying to google "Frost Dangers" (and I thought to myself, 'What a dumb title for a book'), and until I finally got a closer look at the cover and realized it said "Frost Dancers". Apparently, I'm not alone in this confusion. Had my sister, dad, and mom fooled too. ._.


Also, I'd like to
May 17, 2012 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
I don't really know what to think of this one...
For starters, it certainly isn't a bad book, that's for sure. And I must have enjoyed it to at least some extent, otherwise what's the point of finishing it?
But it's far from the best books I've read, heck, it's not even one of the better books I've read.

There are a few sections that are really good, and by that I mean the kind that want you to keep on reading until you realize it's 3 AM. But there are just a few of those sections, and short ones a
Nov 15, 2012 Donna rated it really liked it
I chose this book because I am very fond of Watership Down by Richard Adams. I found it engaging, but not quite as intricate and engrossing as Watership Down is. It was a quick read. I learned a lot about hares. And I was dumbfounded to discover that the hare's biggest threat actually exists in real life, but not where mountain and brown hares are likely to reside. I was very disappointed that one "heroine" was dispatched with rather early. I liked her character and felt it could have been devel ...more
Jul 16, 2013 Lastwolf rated it it was amazing
I love this book and so will you if you love rabbits and hares. It's magic!
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Kilworth is a graduate of King's College London. He was previously a science fiction author, having published one hundred twenty short stories and seventy novels.
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