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Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales Paperback – January 1, 1997
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These stories have been in print for a century because they are so special. The animals are fantasies, yes, but Beatrix Potter was also a keen observer of animals and nature. I love how, in Nutkin, she has the squirrels bring the owl different gifts of animals to eat in exchange for gathering nuts on his island. However, she has the squirrels building rafts and traveling over the water to the island! My granddaughter loved this story and laughed very hard at how silly Nutkin is.
This treasury also has a short note at the beginning of each story about its origins and the Miss Potter's life at the time it was created. Nutkin, for example, is based on the musings of an old lady who lived on the island and thought they squirrels came from all around when the nuts were ripe. She enjoyed thinking they came on little rafts. We also learn that "The Tailor of Gloucester" was her personal favorite among her stories, and it is easy to understand why.
The stories range from those with few words to some with many words and fewer drawings. None of them are tremendously long. Readers of all abilities can find something to tackle. In fact, those who can't read yet should be given the opportunity to "read" you the story they see in the pictures. What fun that is!Read more ›
If you treasure good books, quality books, and wish to pass along these sweet stories to another generation rather than see them watching death and mayhem on the boob tube, we would highly recommend this book for your collection.
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Felt this set was rather expensive until it arrived. Wonderful full reproduction of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit book series. Read morePublished 8 days ago by P C
The stories are as wonderful they were when I a child. Grandchildren now enjoying them.Published 12 days ago by MB ready
A fantastic collection of all of the Beatrix Potter stories complete with a brief history of how the stories were inspired. A wonderful edition to our book collection. Read morePublished 23 days ago by dorsey3
Love reading this to my baby! I read a story or so everytime I breastfeed. My baby loves listening to me read this book and use different voices for different characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Both product and service significantly exceeded expectations.Published 1 month ago by David Anderson