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The Watership Down Effect

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I found a beat-up copy of Watership Down on my mother’s bookshelf. I was in the 7th grade and especially interested in reading what my mother read.

A few weeks after finishing the book, I read it again. And before 7th grade was over, I read it a third time.

The next summer I tried to save the loves of orphaned wild rabbits but hiding them in my closet. Now I draw rabbits in my art.

This bunny pictured here goes around town in my purse, and sometimes I take pictures of him out and about. Here he waits on a picnic table.

I’ve made a short handmade book about two rabbits as well. I’d like to make a short animated film even though i’ve no idea how to go about it.

What book from childhood stays with you one way or another?

One thought on “The Watership Down Effect

  1. I think it’s really quirky how you do this with the rabbit! I read everything Jane Austen. And my great love was Ballet, so I read Ballet Books and all the Ballet Shoe stories by Noel Streatfeild.

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