Kaninernas kulle; Robert Lawson at Stray Talk
an archive of my forays into fact and fiction

12th December, 2007
Kaninernas kulle; Robert Lawson
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Filed under: Children's lit, D, Fiction, Swedish

no coverKaninernas kulle
by Robert Lawson
Original title: Rabbit Hill

140 pages
En bok för alla
ISBN: 91-7448-685-3

First line: Hela kullen kokade av upphetsning.

Back cover blurb:
It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It’s only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.
(This text refers to an edition other than the one I read.)

Thoughts: I read this book a couple of times when I was wee and I loved it every time. The time, I thought, was ripe for a re-read. Sometimes, with books like that, I like them a lot still just because of nostalgia; sometimes, I like them still because they really are good and sometimes, like now, I don’t particularly care for them at all now that I’ve grown a little older.

I’m not sure if that’s because it’s genuinely not good, or if it’s because I am at a time in my reading life where I really do not care for books in Swedish. I might’ve liked it more if I hadn’t read the translation. I probably won’t find out which it is, though—at least not for quite some time yet.

The rating, I might add, ends up a D, if only because I still fall for the kind of cheesy ending.

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