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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit (BP 1-23) [Hardcover]

Beatrix Potter
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7 Mar 2002 BP 1-23

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 Rabbit

2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

3 The Tailor of Gloucester

4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice

6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

8 The Tale of Tom Kitten

9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

14 The Tale of Mr. Tod

15 The Tale of Pigling Bland

16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan

18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

21 The Story of Miss Moppet

22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Warne; New Ed edition (7 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723247706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723247708
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 10.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Youngsters love the naughty rabbit who is always getting into scrapes and the beautiful but simple illustrations are timeless masterpieces (Natasha Harding Sun online 2009-12-03)

About the Author

Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous little books. A particular source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Return of my childhood 15 Jun 2011
My son (aged almost 7) was given a copy of Peter Rabbit at School to read for homework. I was appalled by this - a "modernised" version with poorly written text and inferior pictures and resolved to get a proper version. This is almost it - the only change from the original was the addition of one or two extra illustrations which were originally supplied, but which were for various reasons left out. Young Dylan thought it was great - praise indeed from a very critical young man. The book arrived promptly and was well-packed. If you've never read Peter Rabbit; well your education has been neglected - read it now, and chuckle. And for children able to read, the large legible type and whimsical illustrations are a joy and the hard cover will ensure longevity. At this price, an excellent buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great little book 17 Aug 2011
Format:Board book
Good quality book. Always loved this story and its great to have in board book style to be able to withstand lots of use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars peter rabbit 6 Jun 2011
Format:Board book
This is a beautiful book, lovely quality and perfect for little fingers. I am very pleased with my purchase and my grand daughter loves it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The tale of Peter rabbit 6 Jun 2012
A must read for all children and great bedtime reading for parents of young children....what more can I say. A fantastic introduction to literature
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 22 May 2009
The children like this story. I love it though. When I read it aloud I hear my own parents' voices in my head and I follow the same metre and modulation that I remember from my own childhood. Why do I love it so? inly, the use of language still tingles. In these days of measured calculation in education, no one would dare write a book for pre-schoolers featuring the word "soporific" Hooray.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tale of Peter Rabbit 13 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As always, a charming, well-illustrated ilttle book from the Beatrix Potter series. The story continues to enchant children as it did mine and many others down the years. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lovely version of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. I don't like the current trend of modernising Beatrix Potter stories. For me the original will always be the best and as far as I can tell this version is almost exactly as I remember it. I prefer the way the book is formatted for Kindle rather than the way it looks on a tablet. It's purely a personal opinion. It's set out like a real book on a smaller screen and the pages and (gorgeous) illustrations seem better organised in a compacted format. A slice of my childhood and one I'm always happy to revisit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
As expected
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