Terrible Things - An Allegory of the Holocaust Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is an allegorical children's book loosely based on a quote from Rev. Niemoller. Little Rabbit lives with a group of forest animals peacefully until the Terrible Things come. At first they take away the creatures with feathers. All the other animals allow it to happen, and then make excuses for why the Terrible Things might want to remove the birds. This continues until the only creatures left are the white rabbits. When the Terrible Things come for the white creatures, Little Rabbit manages to hide. Left alone in the forest he goes out to tell other creatures about the Terrible Things and the need for forest creatures to stick together.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   all kinds of animals Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Holocaust

Main Character

Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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