- 出版社: Puffin; Reissue (2007年2月15日)
- 外文书名: 小兔希尔
- 丛书名: Puffin Modern Classics
- 平装: 128页
- 读者对象: 8 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0142407968
- 条形码: 9780142407967
- 商品尺寸: 12.7 x 0.9 x 17.8 cm
- 商品重量: 104 g
- ASIN: 0142407968
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Rabbit Hill (英语) 平装 – 2007年2月15日
Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations in The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, including Mr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations in They Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel Rabbit Hill.
One interesting thing about reading Children's literature from a different generation is that you can see the issues and themes that were being dealt with during that specific time. The main point of the book is living at peace with those around you, and an idea of communing together in such a way that everyone has what they need. This must have been appropriate for a country that was still feeling the effects of the Great Depression and was fighting war. I found the last chapter a little disappointing, but overall a great book for kids.
Sometimes when I read these Newberry books I wonder what age of child is supposed to read this? But Rabbit Hill is appropriate for the younger age of the spectrum, and will be a delight to the adult reader as well.
**Two interesting points. Lawson not only wrote but he also illustrated the book as well which deserves the extra star in the rating. It is amazing. Later on Lawson would win the Caldecott Medal in 1941 for "They were Strong and Good". I don't know how many people have had the honor of winning both the Newberry and Caldecott but I'm sure it's a small honored group.
Also, if you buy this book today you'll find one character missing from the text that was in the original. A housekeeper of the new family that is African-American and is believed to play to the stereotypes of the day, which of course is not PC today. What makes that even more interesting is that Lawson died in the 50s and the change was made in the 70s, so the change was made without the authors approval.