The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

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by Beatrix Potter
     
 

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To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques.

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To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques.

The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before.

Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.

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Children's Literature - Cheri Stowers
Back in the days when gentleman wore ruffles and waistcoats, there lived a poor old tailor with his snarly cat, Simken. All day the tailor measured, snipped, and sewed, piecing together fine clothing for the gentility of the village. As Christmas day drew near, the tailor hurried to finish a very special coat trimmed with satin and silk. It had to be done just right for it was to be the mayor's wedding apparel. As evening approached, the weary tailor noticed that he'd run short of silk thread. "Oh dear," the tailor moaned. His meager earnings were almost gone; and how could he possibly finish the coat on time? No one heard his worried cries except for the squeaky little mice. That night, the poor old tailor became very ill with a fever. Little did he know as he tossed and turned in fitful sleep, that the merry bunch of mice had scuttled over to the tailor shop. All night long they snipped and sewed, singing merrily all the while. And in the morning when the old tailor trudged to the shop, he was met with a wonderful surprise! There on the table lay the most beautiful coat he'd ever seen. This classic story and the beautiful artwork, rendered in muted watercolors, combine to make a delightful children's book. A great read aloud especially at Christmastime. This beloved story and many others are part of the "Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723240945
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Series:
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends Series
Edition description:
DELUXE
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets - when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta - there lived a tailor in Gloucester. He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark.

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