Illustrated Editions of Watership Down worldwide

American Version
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; October 23, 2012, USA
Series: Scribner Classics
Hardcover: 496 pages; 9.2 x 7 x 1.8 inches


To capture the feeling of the verdant English landscape in Richard Adams's "Watership Down", first published in 1972, Aldo Galli painted in the real locations described in the story. In his finely wrought illustrations, the rabbits Hazel and Pipkin crouch beside the real Nuthanger Farm and Hazel, Bigwig and Fiver make their way across the real Hampshire downs. Mr. Galli brings a sense of intensified realism to his depictions in this 40th anniversary edition. Foliage is luxuriantly, impossibly green, and the edges of things–the feathers of birds, the fluff of dandelions–look as sharp as if they were cut from glass.

– The Wall Street Journal –

Romanian Version
Publisher: Humanitas, autumn 2012, Romania
Hardcover, 400 pages; 24x17x3.5 cm

Hungarian Version
Publisher: Partvonal, autumn 2012, Hungary
Hardcover, 416 pages; 24x17x3.5 cm

Chinese Version
Publisher: Shangai Gaotan Cultura, springtime 2013, China
Paperback, 2 volumes, Chinese Simplified, 232 pages, 21x15x1.5 cm

British Version
Publisher: Oneworld Publications, 6 November 2014, UK
Hardcover: 496 pages; 21x15x2.2 cm

Vietnamese Version
Publisher: Nha Nam Publishing, 2014, Vietnam
Paperback with jacket: 496 pages; 24x15x2.5cm

Tales from Watership Down
Publisher: Oneworld Publications, 1 October 2015, UK
Hardcover: 256 pages; 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm