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The World of Peter Rabbit (The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23, Presentation Box) Hardcover – Box set


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 1072 pages
  • Publisher: Warne; Box edition (May 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723257639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723257639
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 6.6 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

Customer Reviews

A lovely collection of Beatrix Potters childrens stories.
Petra Röben
Really happy with my purchase and service - this set makes a wonderful gift for a child and my hope is that my nephew will treasure it for a very long time.
C. Borg
The characters are wonderful and the stories fun - beautifully illustrated too.
A. Woodley

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93 of 93 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This lovely boxed set of Potter stories, individually bound in the size prescribed by the author herself, suitable for little hands, is a treasure to have. The presentation box makes them easy to keep together as a set. The collection makes a wonderful baby gift for someone special!
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91 of 92 people found the following review helpful By A. Woodley on December 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful little box set and ideal for new readers. Beatrix Potter stories vary in their quality of writing, but all are just wonderfully and whimsically illustrated. Lovely to have them all in their individual books rather than the large collected volume that we have been using at home. As another reader noted, this is great for little hands, but watch out they are easy to lose!

the stories are lovely, most people will know the story of Peter Rabbit and probably Jemima Puddleduck. There are some absolutely wonderful stories in this collection and you will really enjoy getting to know them with your children. The tale of Samuel Whiskers, Two Bad Mice, and Ginger and Pickles are particular favourites of my 3 and 4 year olds. As some characters turn up in other stories, it is a wonderful world for them to inhabit and identify with.

there may be some worries that, as they are 100 years old or so, some things in them are particular to the time and may not be easily explained - but why should this matter? Worlds are full of strange and wonderful things - of imperial measurements, strange rhymes and odd jobs. Of self-fitting candles and pounds, shilling and pence.

The characters are wonderful and the stories fun - beautifully illustrated too. I would also take this chance to highly recommend the animated dvd and videos of these stories, these are near perfect renditions of the stories and are great for the children to add to the experience - they have Niamh Cusack as Beatrix Potter part narrator.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A. Smith on September 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The 23 original tales by Beatrix Potter comes in a sturdy presentation box. All 23 tales are of the original art work and are beautifully made. The books are small for little hands (just the way Beatrix Potter wanted them). The stories are classic and completely timless and brings backs many memories of childhood. They are perfect for adults and their little ones.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Blake's Mistress on May 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My children grew up reading these beautiful little books. Our set is identical to the one pictured, only we bought ours in the early 90s. Now with one in college and one who is a "punk rocker" I can *still* get them both to curl up with me and read Tom Kitten or Jemima PuddleDuck or The Roly-Poly Pudding or their favorite...Ginger and Pickles. Amazing, but true. Both my kids treasure this collection in its lovely case and the set was a very wise purchase. After all, stories like this keep your kids close to you, it is almost a ritual, and a good thing! Other editions of these stories are fine, but there is something about the little books and the special case that creates a sort of magic. Well worth the expense...I *promise.*
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Choi on June 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
By printing each tale as a separate book, this boxed series presents Potter's tales in the form they were originally published. The format allows each story to unfold with a deliberate pace, as the turning of each page reveals a fresh illustration alongside a few sparse lines of text. In contrast, a so-called "complete tales of" volume I looked at totally destroyed the aesthetic integrity of Potter's work by squeezing entire stories into 2 or 3 11" x 8" pages. Furthermore, the illustrations no longer followed the storyline in a linear fashion but instead looked like haphazard afterthoughts. I would recommend this series for preserving that almost undefinable "charm" of the originals.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By One Patriotic Citizen on April 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This Peter Rabbit collection is a tiny world of parables, stories and lessons for children and adults of all ages. The beauty of the books is greatly enhanced by their encapsulation in a darling box, and they are just the right size for small hands to look through and admire. The simple pictures tell the story even without words! They are a wonderful addition for the bookshelf of your child, and the lessons they teach are most appropriate today- in a world where trouble exists and ethics are compromised.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Luv_Child_Lit on November 23, 2013
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Boxed set 1-23
This review is regarding the poor printing quality of the books that are currently being sold.

Message to Amazon:I just ordered the presentation 23-box set and several individual books. The books are all printed in China. The quality of the printing is so poorly done that I am returning $200 worth of books. I am writing to ask if this is the new standard of publishing for Beatrix Potter books. I am working on a graduate paper and have purchased a large number of books written by Judy Taylor, Margaret Lane, and Leslie Linder--all experts in the work of Beatrix Potter. I purchased the complete set of books and individual ones so that I can compare the different editions with the original privately edition printed in 1901, the first Frederick Warne & Co. published edition in 1902, the centenary edition published in 2002, and the 110th edition published in 2012. There is a huge difference in the printing quality in paper texture and color quality with the recent new editions being sold by Amazon. The earlier new printings Amazon sold have an almost satin quality to them. The later ones have a rough almost grainy texture. The printing on all the recent editions appears as if they were printed on machines with low toner. The text and picture colors appear faded as if printed by amateurs. The quality is unbelievably poor!

Is there a quality control on these books? Is anyone checking to make sure that what is being sent to customers is a standard that you approve of? From all my research on Beatrix Potter, I understand she wanted to have the books printed as cheaply as possible to be able to reach as many children as possible, but 111 years later, we should expect a higher quality than what is being published opposed to even one year ago.
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