December 18, 2014

Antarctic rabbits

Tom Crean's Rabbit: a True Story from Scott's Last Voyage

by Meredith Hooper & Bert Kitchen

Tom the Sailor is trying to find a nest for his pet rabbit. It can't share a hammock with the cat, sit on a perch like the parrot, or live in the cold, dark hold. Eventually he finds Little Rabbit a nest in the hay, next to the ponies. It's Christmas in Antarctica, and Little Rabbit has a present for Tom - seventeen babies!

Crean was part of Robert Falcon Scott's fateful 1910 expedition aboard the Terra Nova. This story is based on an entry in Scott's diary. 

The Antarctic landscape is the perfect backdrop for an appropriately wintry holiday read. 

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