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Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for over a century. This volume brings together twenty of Potter's tales and verses in one book. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor, and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Gloucester, and as Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how one fierce rabbit is set on the road to honesty. Although each story stands on its own, several are linked together by events and characters.
The following stories are included in this book:
-"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
-"The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"
-"The Tailor of Gloucester"
-"The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"
-"The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"
-"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"
-"The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"
-"The Story of Miss Moppet"
-"The Tale of Tom Kitten"
-"The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"
-"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"
-"The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"
-"Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"
-"The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"
-"Cecily Parseley's Nursery Rhymes"
-"The Pie and the Patty-Pan"
-"The Roly-Poly Pudding"
-"Ginger and Pickles"
-"The Tale of Mr. Tod"
-"The Tale of Pigling Bland"
The world of Beatrix Potter is as appealing now as when it was first created at the turn of the twentieth century.
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"I cannot draw you a picture of Peter and Benjamin underneath the basket," writes Beatrix Potter in The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, "because it was quite dark, and because the smell of onions was fearful; it made Peter Rabbit and little Benjamin cry." Beatrix Potter's animal stories, the first of which was published in 1902, have been a joy to generations of young readers. This deluxe volume collects all of Beatrix Potter's 23 Peter Rabbit tales and verses together--complete and unabridged--in one book. All the original illustrations, both color and black and white, are included. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in the proper sequence, from A Tale of Peter Rabbit to The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Beatrix Potter's tales were often connected with real places, people, or animals, so each story also includes a brief introductory note about its history. For example, "The story of naughty Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor's garden first appeared in a picture letter Beatrix Potter wrote to Noel Moore, the young son of her former governess, in 1893." In addition to the original 23 tales, this edition contains two early narrative picture sequences, Three Little Mice and The Rabbit's Christmas Party. And, there are two charming little stories, The Sly Old Cat and The Fox and the Stork, which were originally intended to be worked up into books, but remained unpublished. This beautiful introduction to the world of Beatrix Potter is sure to remain on the family bookshelf for generations to come. (Baby to Preschool)About the Author:
British author and artist Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) wrote and illustrated many children's books in the late nineteenth century. She is best known for her enchanting tales and endearing drawings of woodland creatures in human clothes, most notably Peter Rabbit.
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