The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter.The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden!Re-originated in 2002 to mark the centenary of publication bringing it closer to the original edition, six illustrations were restored, four that were removed in 1903 to make room for endpapers and two that have never been used before, Beatrix having initially prepared more illustrations than could be accommodated in the original format.Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. With revenue from the sales of her books, Beatrix Potter bought a farm - Hill Top - in the English Lake District, where she later became a farmer and prize-winning sheep breeder. She launched the now vast merchandise programme by patenting the very first Peter Rabbit doll in 1903. The product range continues to grow today with licences around the world including baby clothing and bedding, nursery decor products and collectables. Upon her death, Beatrix Potter left 14 farms and over 4000 acres of Lake District farmland to the National Trust so that the place that she loved would remain undeveloped and protected for future generations to enjoy.Today Beatrix Potter's original 23 tales are still published by Frederick Warne, alongside a wide range of other formats including baby books, activity books and gift and sound books.The Tale of Peter Rabbit is number one in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books. Look out for the rest!1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin3 The Tailor of Gloucester4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher8 The Tale of Tom Kitten9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 14 The Tale of Mr. Tod15 The Tale of Pigling Bland16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit21 The Story of Miss Moppet22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymesshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 106 x 142 x 14mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Warne
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100th Anniversary ed.
  • w. num. coloured ill.
  • 0723247706
  • 9780723247708
  • 2,494

About Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.show more

Review quote

Youngsters love the naughty rabbit who is always getting into scrapes and the beautiful but simple illustrations are timeless masterpieces -- Natasha Harding * Sun online *show more

Review Text

Youngsters love the naughty rabbit who is always getting into scrapes and the beautiful but simple illustrations are timeless masterpieces Natasha Harding Sun online 20091203show more

Rating details

166,267 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 47% (78,030)
4 29% (48,861)
3 19% (30,764)
2 4% (6,307)
1 1% (2,305)

Our customer reviews

I love this story and that is why I ordered the book for my children. Unfortunately I didn't realize it was pocket edition :( It is very small, and I don't think I can use it for my toddlers... What a waste :(show more
by Yonina
This book is one of the Beatrix Potter's Peter rabbit collection and it is the only one that I have bought due to a study calling. It is a well written book, with good and close to reality illustrations that transmit the care and the taste of the author who demonstrates passion for animals and nature. Its shape gives the opportunity to children and toddlers to hand them and put them in their pockets. In a first look we can realize that all the written text is well thought and aimed to children so they can learn language and also morals. The illustrations are completely adorable and they are draw following the real shape of things. I also had the opportunity to read Tom kitten and I find both a piece of art regarding the text and the illustrations . I hardly recommend this collection, so much for your little baby's and your children :)show more
by Diana Nogueira
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