Little Grey Rabbit: Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit by Alison Uttley
  

Little Grey Rabbit: Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit

Written by Alison Uttley
Illustrated by Margaret Tempest
Part of the Little Grey Rabbit Series

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April 2012 Book of the Month. A great story of courage and loyalty. The three friends have to show great bravery and stick together to survive the danger of a weasel who has come to live nearby. How the little community of animals overcome their fears and see off the outside has enough fear about it to be exciting while also reassuring at the end.

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Little Grey Rabbit: Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit by Alison Uttley

Since publication of the first Little Grey Rabbit book in 1929, the series has become a classic of children's literature. The popularity of Alison Uttley's magical stories and Margaret Tempest's lively, timeless illustrations meant that generations of children grew up with Grey Rabbit, Squirrel, Hare, Moldy Warp and little Fuzzypeg. These lovely versions of favourite original titles (reissues of the first four Little Grey Rabbit books ever published) will bring the world of Little Grey Rabbit to a new generation. The text has been sensitively abridged for a young modern audience.

Titles: The Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit; How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail; The Great Adventure of Hare; The Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog.

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'a nice addition to a child's bookshelf and to read for a bedtime story, and especially so if Little Grey Rabbit has featured in the life of previous generations of your family.' * Baby London/Hampshire/Surrey * 'A great story of courage and loyalty. The three friends have to show great bravery and stick together to survive the danger of a weasel who has come to live nearby.'

* Lovereading4kids * 'nostalgic stories of a country life which has long disappeared will continue to enchant.

* Blackbird reads * 'Collect the series (Templar are reissuing the first four) and they will become family favourites - I still have a collection bought when my children were little' * Parents in Touch *

About the Author

Alison Uttley

Alice Jane Uttley (1884-1976) was born Alice Taylor at Castle Top Farm, near Cromford, Derbyshire, and was educated at the Lea School in Holloway and the Lady Manners School in Bakewell, where she developed a love for science which culminated in a scholarship to Manchester University to read physics. In 1906 she became only the second woman to graduate with honours in Physics at the university. Whilst an undergraduate, she lived in Ashburne House, which later became Ashburne Hall, and was the University of Manchester's first Hall of Residence for women.

Having trained as a teacher in Cambridge, she took up the post of Physics teacher at the Fulham Secondary School for Girls in 1908. In 1911, she married James Uttley, the brother of her old university friend, Gertrude Uttley, and by whom she had one son, John Corin Uttley (1914-1978). James Uttley's mental health was permanently impaired by his service in the first World War, and he took his own life in 1930, leaving Alison with the need to support herself and her son. This she did by becoming the author of a series of tales about animals, including Lttle Grey Rabbit, the little Red Fox, Sam Pig and Tim Rabbit. (As an author, she was known as Alison Uttley.) Her writing career blossomed, and she continued to write stories for children, whilst expanding her range by writing for older children and adults. Her `country' books, beginning with The Country Child and continuing with series of essays on country themes, such as Country Hoard, were extremely popular, due to her uncanny ability to remember the smallest details of her Derbyshire childhood and express them with beautiful poeticism.

She remained fascinated by dreams and fantasy, and this is shown most clearly in her book A Traveller in Time which blended dreams and historical fact, although she also wrote a factual work The Stuff of Dreams. Eventually settling in Beaconsfield, in a house named Thackers after the manor house in A Traveller in Time, Alison Uttley wrote over 100 books and was given an honourary Litt.D by Manchester University in 1970 in recognition of her literary achievements. She died in hospital on 7th May 1976.

Biography courtesy of the University of Manchester.

Click here to visit the website of the Alison Uttley Society, full of fascinating information and archive material about this author.

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Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Alison Uttley
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Author's Website

www.alisonuttley.co.uk/

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st April 2012

ISBN

9781848772632

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