Watership Down by Richard Adams. Scribners, paper, reprint 2005. Adams’s story follows the flight of a warren of Berkshire rabbits from the devastation caused by a land developer. Published in 1972, it is still a standard back stock title in good children’s departments. Adams died recently at the age of 96. He was Writer in Residence, University of Florida’s English Department during the 1975-1976 academic year.