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By: Mary Raymond Black


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This story begins with Riddlington Rabbit wanting to see other things happening in a world outside the safe boundaries of his insular existence. As a rabbit, his life is spent, primarily, underground during the day, only coming out at night, under the protection of darkness, to find food.

His favourite Uncle Otto sparks Riddlington’s imagination of exploring, by telling stories of his own adventures. We follow Riddlington as he navigates his way to finding a perfect location, among people and other strange creatures, all living above ground.

We see how he adapts to situations outside his comfort zone; finds a wife who is willing to do likewise; befriends two human sisters; till the land rather than forage; navigate his way up a river; and become disturbed at land damage, urban development, and over population.

When he becomes a Father and witnesses an invasion of his territory, his new-found parental status, requires a reassessment of their living arrangements. They have little food, little protection, and little time.

Will they make it home? Will they be happy home? Will they be welcomed home? Will the youngsters adapt to underground living as Riddlington did to above ground living?

Mary Raymond Black was born in Naracoorte, South Australia in 1946.

She successfully completed the Diploma of Fine Art Sculpture course in 1967 at the South Australian School of Art. She has exhibited sculptures, drawings, paintings and ceramics and self-published a book, “Girls Only” consisting of 54, fine line, pen and ink drawings of the female form. She has many physical drawings on “” and has recently been working on digital artworks.

Riddlington has emerged from many years of orally, made up, embellished nonsense stories told to anyone who would listen without excusing themselves. It worked wonders on children. These skills combined, drifted into a written illustrative narrative to please a child.

This is her first published children’s book.

There are 11 more of the series to come as the family grows and grows and grows.

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  • Editorial Board

    "Your manuscript was brought to our attention at the latest Editorial Board meeting when we discussed the potential of its publication. Having read all the reports and taken note of the Editors’ opinions we can confidently state that your work was found to be an entertaining, humorous fantasy story, paired with bright, colourful artwork, perfectly suited for a wide audience. The Board was keen to comment on how your engaging writing style and your masterful way with words keeps the reader glued to the page until the very end. The incredible imagination and creativity of the piece is to be commended. We applaud the time and passion you’ve put into this highly ambitious story, and we believe it could have the potential to excel within the market."

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