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Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales

ISBN 
9780723268123
Format 
Boxed Set/Slipcased
Recommended Price 
R950.00
Published 
June 2012
About the book: 
This is a perfect gift to introduce children to the world of Beatrix Potter, "The Complete Tales" is a timeless and classic essential for any nursery shelf. This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The tales are arranged in the order in which they were first published and a section at the end of the book contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter that were not published in her own lifetime. The stories inside are: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin", "The Tailor of Gloucester", "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny", "The Tale of Two Bad Mice", "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle", "The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan", "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher", "The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit", "The Story of Miss Moppet", "The Tale of Tom Kitten", "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck", "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers", "The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies", "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles", "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse", "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes", "The Tale of Mr. Tod", "The Tale of Pigling Bland", "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes", "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse", "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes", "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson", "Three Little Mice", "The Sly Old Cat", "The Fox and the Stork" and "The Rabbit's Christmas Party".
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About the Author

Beatrix has created some of the best-loved characters in children's literature

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866. During her rather lonely childhood and later, as a young woman, she studied art and natural history. She acquired her love and knowledge of the countryside during family holidays, at first in Scotland and then in the Lake District. She started her career as children's author and illustrator in 1901 when she was thirty-five. In the years before the First World War, demand for her work was so great that she was publishing an average of two new stories a year. As she became financially independent, she was able to buy some land in the Lake District and in 1913, on her marriage to solicitor William Heelis, she moved to live there permanently. For the last thirty years of her life, writing and illustrating gave place to a second career as a sheep farmer and countryside conservationist.

Her little books never lost their popularity however and today they sell in their millions, translated into numerous languages, and the pleasures of those timeless tales continue to be enjoyed by children all over the world.