The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson
  

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

Written by Emma Thompson
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October 2013 Book of the Month

The delightful rabbity world of Peter Rabbit is shown in a darker hue in Emma Thompson’s witty new story. Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin are running errands to help their mothers to get ready for the great Christmas feast. When they meet William, the proud turkey, he scoffs at the trivial chores which mark their contribution to Christmas. He is to play a much more important role….When Peter and Benjamin realise exactly what that role is they come up with a cunning plan to save their farmyard friend!

Synopsis

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson

It's almost Christmas and Peter Rabbit cannot contain his excitement. After he upsets yet another bowl of mincemeat, Mrs Rabbit sends Peter on an errand. He bumps into his cousin Benjamin Bunny and a feathered friend, William - a turkey - who makes an alarming announcement which throws Benjamin and Peter together in race against time!
And so our Christmas Tale begins....Will the friends' rabbity ingenuity save their friend from an unsavoury end?
Featuring Peter, his comical little cousin Benjamin Bunny and feathery friend William. Join the trio in Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District in a race against time and the scary McGregors.

Emma said, I've always loved Beatrix Potter, as a child and then as a mother and all the years in-between as well. When Mr Rabbit invited me to write a further tale, I was more honoured than I can say. I hope I don't let him or his extraordinary creator down.

Visit peterrabbit.com for activities and games and more information on Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter's other wonderful animal characters.

About the Author

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress and has starred in a range of films from Love Actually to Harry Potter, in which she plays the part of Sybill Trelawney. Emma Thompson won an Oscar in 1996 for the Best Adapted Screenplay for her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, a film in which she also played the Oscar-nominated lead role opposite Hugh Grant.

Nanny McPhee: The Big Bang, published by Bloomsbury in March 2010, was Emma Thompson’s first novel for children. A wonderfully witty tale about the indomitable nanny of magical means which was also released as a film in which Emma played the title role.

Emma has also written two stories about Peter Rabbit - the first published in 2012, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit and in 2013 The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit. Emma says.... I've always loved Beatrix Potter, as a child and then as a mother and all the years in-between as well. When Mr Rabbit invited me to write a further tale, I was more honoured than I can say. I hope I don't let him or his extraordinary creator down.

She lives in London and Argyll.

Photo credit: Nick Haddow

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Format

Hardback
72 pages
Interest Age: To 10

Author

Emma Thompson
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Publisher

Warne an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016

ISBN

9780241269411

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