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The World of Peter Rabbit : The Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 - Beatrix Potter

The World of Peter Rabbit

The Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23

Multi-Copy Pack

Published: 28th November 2011
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Ships: 15 business days
15 business days
RRP $250.00

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Product Description

This beautiful gift box has been specially produced to celebrate 110 years since the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and contains all 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books. What makes this edition even more special is that each of the books has specially designed endpapers and a publisher's note describing how each book came to be.

Loved the world over for a century each little book takes you deep into the English countryside as you become familiar with Beatrix Potter's famous and (mostly!) lovable characters, from naughty Peter Rabbit himself, to tidy Mrs Tittlemouse and unlucky Jeremy Fisher.

Each tale with its soft water-colour artwork will delight and charm adults and children alike. Which is your favourite? Titles Included:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
  • The Tailor Gloucester
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • The Tale of Two Bad Mice
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tiggle-Winkle
  • The Tale of Jeremy Fisher
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck
  • The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
  • The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
  • The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod
  • The Tale of Pigling Bland
  • The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
  • The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
  • The Tale of Ginger Pickles
  • The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
  • The Story of Fierce Bad Rabbit
  • The Story of Miss Moppet
  • Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
  • Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Beatrix Potter

A little girl in Victorian England, Beatrix Potter was taught at home by governesses and studied art while her brother was sent away to school. She was a shy, reserved personality when interacting with the outside world, but her secret diary written in her own code, revealed a lively young girl with highly critical opinions of her fellow artists.

Despite not going to school Beatrix was an enthusiastic student of nature, teaching herself while painting and drawing the things she saw around her. Her childhood sketches reveal an early fascination for the subject which would continue throughout her life. She also painted many exquisite landscapes that show her pleasure in the countryside. Click here for more information on Beatrix Potter's Art.

Beatrix and her brother, Bertram, kept many animals in their schoolroom, from mice to birds and lizards to snakes. Beatrix Potter's pets were often subjects for sketches and paintings, and were later to inspire the much-loved characters in her books.

In 1893 Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit in a picture letter to a little boy she knew who had been ill for a long time. In 1901 she went on to privately print 250 copies of the tale in time for Christmas. A sign of the future success of this little story, these first copies sold very quickly at a shilling each, meaning she quickly had to print another 200 two weeks later.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902 with an initial 8000 copies printed and the tale has never been out of print since. She went on to publish another 22 little books over the next 28 years, the proceeds from which enabled her to buy Hill Top Farm in the Lake District. Eventually she went on to own 15 farms and over 4,000 acres of land in the area.

The ideal subject for the Hollywood film Miss Potter in 2006, the story of Beatrix Potter's life held both great sadness and great success. After the tragic death of her fiancé and publisher, Norman Warne, Beatrix remained unmarried until the age of 47, when she married William Heelis, a Lake District solicitor. She dedicated her later years to preserving the ecology and natural beauty of the Lake District, becoming a farmer and breeding Herdwick sheep. She worked closely with The National Trust and left them a substantial part of her estate to be preserved as a living landscape.

The popularity of Beatrix Potter's stories and characters has grown immeasurably since she published The Tale of Peter Rabbit over 100 years ago, aided by her own foresight and acute business sense. A woman ahead of her time, she saw the potential in her most famous character creating the first patented soft toy in 1903, making Peter Rabbit the oldest licensed character. Not only that, she left an astounding legacy of stories, characters, art and unspoiled landscape to the world.

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ISBN: 9780723268017
ISBN-10: 0723268010
Series: Peter Rabbit
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2+
Format: Multi-Copy Pack
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1072
Published: 28th November 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 33.4 x 15.8  x 13.8
Weight (kg): 3.420
Edition Number: 1