|Cover artist||Robert Lawson|
|Publisher||The Viking Press|
|Media type||Hardcover, paperback|
|Followed by||The Tough Winter|
The story takes place in a place called Rabbit Hill, a country crossroads near Danbury, Connecticut. The animal inhabitants are suffering as the house nearby has been abandoned for several years and the untended gardens, the animals' source of food, have withered to nothing. Then "New Folks" move in to the house. Are the New Folks hunters, or friendly gardeners who will share their crops with the animals?
Literary significance and criticism
Printings of the book beginning in the 1970s and continuing today have removed the character Sulphronia, the new occupants' cook. This was done because she was originally depicted as an African American stereotype.
Film and television
"Little Georgie of Rabbit Hill" was a 1967 television adaptation for NBC Children's Theatre.
- Peterson, Linda Kauffman; and Marilyn Leathers Solt. Newbery and Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, an Annotated Bibliography, G.K. Hall & Co., 1982.
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