Beatrix Potter - the Complete Tales The 23 Original Tales by Beatrix Potter
  

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Beatrix Potter - the Complete Tales The 23 Original Tales by Beatrix Potter

This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. A perfect gift to introduce children to the world of Beatrix Potter, the Complete Tales is also an ideal christening present; traditional and timeless, it's a classic for any nursery shelf. Discover Beatrix's most famous character, Peter Rabbit, and meet his family and friends. There are so many exciting adventures to enjoy, told with such humour and wit it's difficult to believe that Beatrix Potter wrote many of them over 100 years ago. Children will love hearing what happens to naughty Peter Rabbit when he disobeys his mother and ventures into Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. They'll delight in discovering the fate of Tom Kitten who, like so many young children, finds it just impossible to keep his clothes neat and clean! The tales are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in proper sequence, as several are linked together by events and characters. There is a section at the end of the book that contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter that were not published in her own lifetime. The stories included inside are: The Tale of Peter Rabbit ; The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin ; The Tailor of Gloucester ; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny ; The Tale of Two Bad Mice ; The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle ; The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher ; The Tale of Tom Kitten ; The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck ; The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies ; The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse ; The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes ; The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse ; The Tale of Mr. Tod ; The Tale of Pigling Bland ; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers ; The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan ; The Tale of Ginger and Pickles ; The Tale of Little Pig Robinson ; The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit ; The Story of Miss Moppet ; Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes ; and, Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes.

About the Author

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866. During her rather lonely childhood and later, as a young woman, she studied art and natural history. She acquired her love and knowledge of the countryside during family holidays, at first in Scotland and then in the Lake District. She started her career as children's author and illustrator in 1901 when she was thirty-five. In the years before the First World War, demand for her work was so great that she was publishing an average of two new stories a year. As she became financially independent, she was able to buy some land in the Lake District and in 1913, on her marriage to solicitor William Heelis, she moved to live there permanently. For the last thirty years of her life, writing and illustrating gave place to a second career as a sheep farmer and countryside conservationist.

Her little books never lost their popularity however and today they sell in their millions, translated into numerous languages, and the pleasures of those timeless tales continue to be enjoyed by children all over the world.

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Format

Hardback
400 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5

Author

Beatrix Potter
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Author's Website

beatrixpottersociety.org.uk

Publisher

Publication date

5th October 2006

ISBN

9780723258049


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