November Teen Book Club: Watership Downs
Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in the Hampshire Downs in Southern England, an idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of “suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do” (Chicago Tribune) follows a band of rabbits in flight from the incursion of man and the destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they travel forth from their native Sandleford warren through harrowing trials to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. “A marvelous story of rebellion, exile, and survival” (Sunday Telegraph) this is an unforgettable literary classic for all ages.
The purchase of the self-paced version of this online class includes the following book-specific resources:
- * A suggested reading schedule
- * A PDF reading guide with comprehension questions
- * Vocabulary activities
- * Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
Self-paced classes can be started anytime and completed at your own pace.
Suggested Age Range: 13+
$5 for Self-Paced Class
All participants will need to secure their own copy of the book. Used, borrowed, or electronic versions are all acceptable.
Between reading the book and participating in supplemental activities, participants can expect to spend between 1 and 3 hours a week on class activities. Those who choose to do the final project can expect to spend 4-5 additional hours on that project.
The book club discussion boards and live discussion are extemporaneous and therefore somewhat unpredictable. Facilitators will do their best to ensure positive, supportive interactions.
Families are encouraged to check reviews and content notes for each individual book in the book club to ensure it is a good fit for them.