The Hare Book

Author: Jane Russ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909823686

Category: Hares

Page: 160

View: 2169


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

Author: Arto Paasilinna

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921834722

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1289


The car Vatanen is riding in accidentally hits a young wild hare. Vatanen finds the injured hare and starts walking, leaving the dissatisfaction with his former life behind. Travelling through forests and seasons, the hare slowly heals, as does Vatanen. This is a picaresque tale of finding happiness, simplicity and meaning where there was none.

The Way of the Hare

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472942265

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2944


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--hares 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 behavior, as well as inspiring our own wild ideas about the creatures. 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 Or the Hare

Author: Toni Morrison,Slade Morrison,Joe Cepeda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416983341

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9452


Jamey Tortoise is smarter than anyone else and Jimi Hare is faster, but when a race is announced each consults a reporter about how to get what he really wants when and if he should win in this updated twist on the familiar fable.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Roberto Piumini,Barbara Nascimbeni,Aesop

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404865039

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1344


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.

Song of the Golden Hare

Author: Jackie Morris

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847804501

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8963


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?

The Beggar & the Hare

A Novel

Author: Tuomas Kyro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476775370

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 751


From a hugely popular, award-winning Finnish author, this entertaining, profound, and satirical tale follows a Romanian beggar living on the streets of Helsinki. Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker, desires two things: a future for himself and a pair of football boots for his son. So off he goes to a cold, dark country to beg. Despite reading about Finland in the novels of Arto Paasilinna, Vatanescu has no idea what he is in for, and soon he is living on the streets of Helsinki, throwing feasts from the contents of a dumpster with his fellow beggars. Little does he realize, however, that his employer is about to ruin his bacchanal, and much, much more… As Vatanescu flees from international crime organizations as well as the Finnish police, he finds an unlikely companion: a hare who has been sentenced to death for living within Helsinki’s city limits. Together, Vatanescu and his new fellow fugitive set on a journey from Lapland to the National Idea Park construction site, to the upper echelons of Finnish politics. Known for his satirical humor and picaresque style, Tuomas Kyro offers an unusual tale in the vein of Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred-Year-Old Man and Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. At once humorous and deeply moving, The Beggar and the Hare is a modern tour de force.

The Running Hare

The Secret Life of Farmland

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Black Swan

ISBN: 9781784160746


Page: 304

View: 6823


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.

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0701187166

Category: Jewish families

Page: 432

View: 6035


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.

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: 6535


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?


Author: Kate Mulvany,Kit Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925005844

Category: Australian drama

Page: 61

View: 6530


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.

The Hare

Natural History

Author: Hugh Alexander Macpherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coursing

Page: 263

View: 7754


The Tortoise and the Hare

An Aesop's Fable

Author: Dori Butler

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410861678

Category: Children's plays

Page: 16

View: 3389


Perform this Aesop's fable about a Tortoise's attempt to beat Hare in a race.

The Mahatma and the Hare

A Dream Story

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459454

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

View: 7579


Much of H. Rider Haggard's body of work focuses on the globetrotting adventures of grizzled explorer Allan Quatermain. The thought-provoking tale The Mahatma and the Hare finds the author in a more philosophical mood. Almost fable-like in its simplicity, this profound story probes questions of morality, fairness and life after death.

Goldie and the Three Hares

Author: Margie Palatini

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 9780061253140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1797


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 Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Betty Miles,Aesop

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9780689817939

Category: Fables.

Page: 31

View: 4421


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

The Leaping Hare

Author: George Ewart Evans

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571336050

Category: Hares

Page: 288

View: 3178


The Leaping Hare is a rare and remarkable book about every aspect of the life and legend of the wild hare, exploring nature, poetry, folklore, history and art. A frequent feature in the mythology of many cultures, the hare has been linked with mystery and witchcraft throughout civilisation, and still today retains an air of enchantment. 'A lovely book that is both exploratory and rooted in a sense of the hare's mystery..' Seamus Heaney

The Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Moira Butterfield

Publisher: Rigby Interactive Library

ISBN: 9781575727219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9618


Provides instructions for making finger puppets, props, and a theater along with an easy-to-follow play script based on the well-known fable.