The Hare Book

Author: Jane Russ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909823686

Category: Hares

Page: 160

View: 2995


A celebration of the hare, covering its role in nature and its appearances in myth and legend Elusive, ethereal, and evocative--the hare permeates our consciousness like no other creature. Despite facing ever-increasing environmental pressures, it still retains its ability to both delight and confound in equal measure. Published in conjunction with The Hare Preservation Trust, this book offers a unique insight into this most fascinating of creatures; from its place in nature to its many appearances in art and literature. With never before published scientific research and original artwork from Jackie Morris this is a unique and long overdue look at the hare in all its many guises.

The Year of the Hare

A Novel

Author: Arto Paasilinna

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478136

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2565


Suddenly realizing what's important in life (with the help of a bunny), a man quits his job and heads to the countryside in this internationally bestselling comic novel. "Which of us has not had that wonderfully seditious idea: to play hooky for a while from life as we know it?" With these words from his foreword, Pico Iyer puts his finger on the exhilaratingly anarchic appeal of The Year of the Hare. While out on assignment, a journalist hits a hare with his car. This small incident becomes life-changing: he decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering the wilds of Finland-with the bunny as his boon companion.

The Way of the Hare

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472909909

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 3165


To the people of rural Britain, hares are deeply beloved, perhaps above all other animals. They thrive in abundance in imagery but can be maddeningly elusive in reality. In our stories – ancient and modern – they are magical, uncanny and illogical beings which commune with the moon, vanish at will, and lose their minds when spring arrives. Yet despite the breadth and depth of its legends, the brown hare of the lowlands is a relative newcomer to our islands, and our 'real' ancient hare is the mountain hare of the most unforgiving high mountainsides. Hares of myth have godly powers, but real, earthbound hares walk a dangerous line – they are small animals with many predators but have no burrow or tunnel to shelter them from danger. They survive by a combination of two skills honed to unimaginable extremes – hiding in plain sight, and running faster than anything and anyone. The need to excel as hiders and runners ultimately directs every aspect of hare biology and behaviour, as well as inspiring our own wild ideas about hare-kind. This book explores hares as they are and as we imagine them, and the long and often bloody history of our association with these enigmatic animals. Elegant studies of molecular biology and biomechanical physics help us understand how hares are put together, while centuries of game estate records reveal how humans have commodified and exploited them. But it is ultimately the moments spent in the company of wild hares that allow us to bring together myth and reality to celebrate the magic of the living animal.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Roberto Piumini,Barbara Nascimbeni,Aesop

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404865039

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6268


A proud hare brags that he is the fastest animal in the world, and so when a tortoise challenges him to a race, the hare is confident that he will win.

The Tortoise or the Hare

Author: Toni Morrison,Slade Morrison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442439629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9499


In the well-known tale of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” everyone remembers that “slow and steady wins the race”—or does it? In this energetic retelling of a favorite fable, it’s the speedy Hare who crosses the finish line first, but it’s Tortoise who has the tale to tell when he discovers that the race, not the winning, is what matters most. While winning is important, making a true friend is the best prize of all.

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0701187166

Category: Jewish families

Page: 432

View: 2848


The classic hardback edition, completely reimagined with gorgeous new photography of the now-famous netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de si cle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.

Song of the Golden Hare

Author: Jackie Morris

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847804501

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8495


He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare's song.... The boy and his family are special. While others hunt the hares, his family search for leverets orphaned by the hunt and keep them safe. But this isn't why they are special. It is because they hold the secret of the song of the golden hare. When the hares begin to move across the land the boy and his sister know that their greatest challenge has begun. They must follow and watch and wait until the time comes for the old queen to leave and her child to reign in her place. But others are searching for the golden queen of the hares, a hunter with two hounds, one silver, one black. Can two children, on their own, keep the golden queen safe from the man and his hounds?

Patagonian Hare

A Memoir

Author: Claude Lanzmann

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857898752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4569


The unforgettable memoir of 70 years of contemporary and personal history from the great French filmmaker, journalist and intellectual Claude LanzmannBorn to a Jewish family in Paris, 1925, Lanzmann's first encounter with radicalism was as part of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation. He and his father were soldiers of the underground until the end of the war, smuggling arms and making raids on the German army. After the liberation of France, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, making money as a student in surprising ways (by dressing as a priest and collecting donations, and stealing philosophy books from bookshops). It was in Paris however, that he met Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. It was a life-changing meeting. The young man began an affair with the older de Beauvoir that would last for seven years. He became the editor of Sartre's political-literary journal, Les Temps Modernes—a position which he holds to this day—and came to know the most important literary and philosophical figures of postwar France. And all this before he was 30 years old. Written in precise, rich prose of rare beauty, organized—like human recollection itself—in interconnected fragments that eschew conventional chronology, and describing in detail the making of his seminal film Shoah, The Patagonian Hare becomes a work of art, more significant, more ambitious than mere memoir. In it, Lanzmann has created a love song to life balanced by the eye of a true auteur.

Spring Hare

Author: Eugene Yelchin

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250150701

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9468


An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in this flight of fancy. He follows his friend ever higher, flying through fluffy white clouds, chasing a red airplane through a flock of geese, and soaring into space on a rocket ship, before catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth—and into his friend’s waiting arms. With bright, kid-friendly collage, this is a beautiful and accessible celebration of Spring and the imagination!

The Hare

Author: César Aira

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221202

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3661


When a Mapuche chief suddenly goes missing, a British naturalist is asked to find him in the vast Argentine pampas Clarke, a nineteenth-century English naturalist, roams the pampas in search of that most elusive and rare animal: the Legibrerian hare, whose defining quality seems to be its ability to fly. The local Indians, pointing skyward, report recent sightings of the hare but then ask Clarke to help them search for their missing chief as well. On further investigation Clarke finds more than meets the eye:in the Mapuche and Voroga languages every word has at least two meanings.Witty, very ironic, and with all the usual Airian digressive magic, The Hare offers subtle reflections on love, Victorian-era colonialism, and the many ambiguities of language.

The Running Hare

The Secret Life of Farmland

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Black Swan

ISBN: 9781784160746


Page: 304

View: 1255


The Sunday Times Bestseller. Winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015. BBC Radio 4's 'Book of the Week' Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the seven-spot ladybird that eats the aphids that eat the crop. It recalls an era before open-roofed factories and silent, empty fields, recording the ongoing destruction of the unique, fragile, glorious ploughland that exists just down the village lane. But it is also the story of ploughland through the eyes of man who took on a field and husbanded it in a natural, traditional way, restoring its fertility and wildlife, bringing back the old farmland flowers and animals. John Lewis Stempel demonstrates that it is still possible to create a place where the hare can rest safe.


Author: Kate Mulvany,Kit Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925005844

Category: Australian drama

Page: 61

View: 4278


In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare's adventure. But when Jack's mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever. Bringing to life Kit Williams' iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It's a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

Goldie and the Three Hares

Author: Margie Palatini

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 9780061253140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8132


The Hare family—Papa, Mama, and Little Baby Hare—are enjoying a peaceful day in their rabbit hole until they hear a big THUMP outside their door. The thump is Goldilocks herself, who has fallen down the rabbit hole after being chased by the Three Bears. (I think you know why those bears were chasing her.) The Hare family is happy to help the girl, who has hurt her foot. But as you might imagine, Goldie is not a very good houseguest. She is tough to please, since every chair is too hard, too soft, or otherwise not just right. (If you were the Hares, you might agree that Goldilocks is loud, obnoxious, and demanding.) But when Goldie is finally comfy-cozy in the Hares’ rabbit hole, how are they ever going to get her to leave? Margie Palatini and Jack E. Davis bring a hilarious, just-right twist to the nursery classic.

The Hare and the Tortoise

Author: Aesop

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499483732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5386


When an arrogant hare thinks he�s the best around, who could possibly bring him down? One determined tortoise is about to try! Readers will delight in this beautiful retelling of one of Aesop�s most beloved fables. Clean, simple language makes the story accessible, while adorable illustrations draw in even reluctant readers. As they follow the epic race between hare and tortoise, readers will see how boastfulness can catch up to even the fastest runner, and how a good work ethic can carry anyone to victory. This classic tale introduces readers to important values such as commitment, humility, and sportsmanship in a fun way, making it a valuable addition to any library.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Who Else Was There?

Author: Sana M. Hussain

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543741525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 8040


You have all probably heard the story with the tortoise and the hare—the one with the moral “slow and steady wins the race.” Ever wondered what happened after that? Someone happened to be watching the race from afar, leading to another race, but this time, to save a friend! This race might not be on a racetrack, but someone will reach the finish line! Find out who will win in The Tortoise and the Hare: Who Else Was There?

The Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Betty Miles,Aesop

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9780689817939

Category: Fables.

Page: 31

View: 6365


Recounts in simple dialogue the famous tale of the race between the persevering tortoise and the boastful hare.

The Lion and the Hare

An East African Folktale

Author: N.A

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1580138497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

View: 4811


A retelling of a traditional East African tale in which a clever hare finds a way to outwit the lion that is terrifying all the other grassland animals.