The original and authorised editions.
This book contains the BEST LOVED tales of Beatrix Potter!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The stories appear here with their complete, unabridged text. All the original illustrations, both colour and black and white, are included.
This volume brings together ten of Beatrix Potter's delightful stories. Beginning with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, this collection follows Peter Rabbit's escapades through a further three tales. After his youthful adventures with Benjamin Bunny in the dreaded Mr. McGregor's garden, Peter grows up to be a respectable gardener. Cousin Benjamin and his wife, Flopsy cannot keep track of their large, cheerful family, which succumbs to the soporific effects of lettuces in The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies.
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.
It was not until the age of 35 that Beatrix embarked on her brillantly successful career as a children's author and illustrator. After the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902, the demand for her work was great. Beatrix published an average of two new stories a year up until the First World War.
In 1913, Beatrix Potter married William Heelis, an Ambleside solicitor, and settled in the Lake District. For the last 30 years of her life, her writing and illustrating was replaced by a second career as a farmer and countryside conservationist. The popularity of her little books, however, has endured throughout the world. Towards the end of her life, Beatrix Potter wrote, 'If I have done anything - even a little - to help small children appreciate honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.'
BOOK - A Beatrix Potter Treasury
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