Watership Down is a survival and adventure novel by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in southern England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel follows the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.
Allegiant is a science fiction novel for young adults, written by the American author Veronica Roth and published by HarperCollins in October 2013. It completes the Divergent trilogy that Roth started with her debut novel Divergent in 2011. The book is written from the perspective of both Beatrice (Tris) and Tobias (Four). Following the revelations of the previous novel, they journey past the city's boundaries to discover what lies beyond.
Half in masquerade, playing the drawing-room or garden comedy of life, these persons have upon them, not less than the landscape among the accidents of which they group themselves with fittingness, a certain light that we should seek for in vain upon anything real.
The Three Little Gnomes -- The Happy Rattle -- Recipe for a Happy Day -- Grandfather Skeeterhawk -- Crow Talk -- The Fairy Ring -- Mr. and Mrs. Thumbkins -- The Old, Rough Stone and The Gnarled Tree -- Sally Migrundy -- How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus -- The Twin Sisters -- Little Thumbkin's Good Deed -- The Wishbone -- Tim Tim Tamytam -- A Change of Coats
These stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match an American childhood. Feeling that European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, he set his stories in a fictionalized American Midwest called "Rootabaga country" and fill the land with farms, trains, and corn fairies.