Watership Down Author:Richard Adams Fiver, a small nervous rabbit, has a premonition something terrible is going to happen to their Sandleford warren. (A housing developer is planning to build.) Fiver tells his brother Hazel and they try to warn their aging Chief Rabbit, the Threarah, to no avail. Hazel and Fiver decide they must leave, and are joined by other males. — The little b... more »and takes off across the countryside. Hazel leads the rabbits to safety high on Watership Down. They are joined by Holly and Bluebell, who fled the destruction of their old warren. But there's a problem - for their new warren to succeed they need does (female rabbits).
The brave Watership Down rabbits risk their lives breaking out does from a repressive, strange warren and bringing them to freedom.
Lapine words such as "silflay"- to go above ground to feed, and "owsla" - a group of strong or clever rabbits, add color to the text.
Within the book there are a number of stories of the clever rabbit folk hero El-ahrairah, The Prince with a Thousand Enemies.« less