Alice's Farm: A Rabbit's Tale (Hardcover)
In Maryrose Wood's stunning middle-grade novel, Alice's Farm, a brave young rabbit must work with her natural predators to save her farmland home and secretly help the farm’s earnest but incompetent new owners.
When a new family moves into Prune Street Farm, Alice and the other cottontails are cautious. The new owners are from the city; the family and their dog are not at all what the rabbits expect, and soon Alice is making new friends and doing things no rabbit has done before. When she overhears a plan by a developer to run the family off and bulldoze the farm, Alice comes up with a plan, helped by the farmer’s son, and other animals, including a majestic bald eagle.
Here is a stunning celebration of life, the bitter and the sweet. Alice is some rabbit—a character readers will love for generations to come.
About the Author
Maryrose Wood is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. She lives in Los Angeles, and also writes for television and film.
"Alice's Farm is a restorative read, tender and wonderful. It's a fantasy, it's real, it's just a joy. And absolutely a book for our times."-- Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist
“Captivating... A resonant cross-species saga of perseverance, loyalty, and magnanimous friendship.” — Publisher’s Weekly
"Quirky characters, whimsical adventures...a good read-aloud candidate for fans of Charlotte's Web."--School Library Journal
“Like the denizens of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, these characters—animal and human, predator and prey—are lovingly observed. They are a deeply engaging, mostly endearing bunch whose natures may put them at odds but who share a world... Stoutly non-speciesist, this is an effervescent delight.” — Kirkus Reviews