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Top 10 Rabbits In Literature

Top 10 Rabbits In Literature

These bunnies, hares, and rabbits hop, talk, and take us back to our childhoods. Just be careful not to fall down the rabbit hole with these top 10 rabbits in literature.

1. The White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

He’s late, he’s late, for a very important date! The rabbit that led Alice down the rabbit hole, The White Rabbit is perhaps the most iconic of all the rabbits in literature.

2. The Mad March Hare from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


What would a tea party be in Wonderland without the Mad March Hare by the Mad Hatter’s side?

3. The Velveteen Rabbit from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Pinocchio of rabbits, this stuffed animal’s only wish is to become real.

4. The rabbits in Watership Down by Richard Adams

These anthropomorphised rabbits must stop a rabbit apocalypse after a prophet sees their destruction and they must move to Watership Down.

5. Br’er Rabbit from Uncle Remus Stories by Joel Chandler Harris

Br’er Rabbit’s origins trace back to stories told by African American slaves. Swift and cunning, mocking power and bending rules, and always outwitting his arch enemy, Brer Fox, Br’er Rabbit is a trickster who succeeds his larger oppressors by his wits rather than brawn.

6. Rabbit from Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne


Bossy and practical, Rabbit reads, writes, and is considered the chief organizer within the Hundred Acre Wood.

7. Peter Rabbit from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Similar to Br’er Rabbit, Peter Rabbit is rebellious and mischievous, trespassing in the garden of Mr. McGregor.

8. Little Grey Rabbit from the Little Grey Rabbit series by Alison Uttley

The only female rabbit on our list, Little Grey Rabbit is gentle, modest, and enjoys helping her friends including the Squirrel and the Hare.

9. Roger Rabbit from Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf


The inspiration behind Disney’s hit live action/animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the original Roger Rabbit is a second-banana in a popular comic strip called “Baby Herman.”

10. Hare from “The Tortoise and the Hare” by Aesop


We all know who wins the race in the end.

Bonus: Frank the Rabbit from The Donnie Darko Book by Jake Gyllenhaal and Richard Kelly


From the feature film Donnie Darko, this giant, frightening rabbit was apparently inspired by the rabbits from Watership Down. Others have speculated that the spectral guide closely resembles another famous rabbit, a man-sized rabbit in the the classic 1950s comedy Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart.

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