The Tale of Pigling Bland

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The Tale of Pigling Bland was published the year the Beatrix Potter was married and settled down to farming life for good. She had already been keeping pigs and she sketched them for this story, using her own farmyard as the setting. One little black pig was a household pet and features as the "perfectly lovely" Pig-wig who runs away with Pigling Bland. The Tale of Pigling Bland is number fifteen in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2. The ...

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The Tale of Pigling Bland was published the year the Beatrix Potter was married and settled down to farming life for good. She had already been keeping pigs and she sketched them for this story, using her own farmyard as the setting. One little black pig was a household pet and features as the "perfectly lovely" Pig-wig who runs away with Pigling Bland. The Tale of Pigling Bland is number fifteen in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 3. The Tailor of Gloucester 4. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 5. The Tale of Two Bad Mice 6. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 7. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 8. The Tale of Tom Kitten 9. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck 10. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies 11. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse 12. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes 13. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 14. The Tale of Mr. Tod 15. The Tale of Pigling Bland 16. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers 17. The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan 18. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles 19. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson 20. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit 21. The Story of Miss Moppet 22. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes 23. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Pigling sets off from home and, among his adventures, helps Pig-wig escape from Mr. Piperson.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723247845
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Peter Rabbit Series , #15
  • Edition number: 100
  • Pages: 82
  • Sales rank: 303,428
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 5.72 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.
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Once upon a time there was an old pig called Aunt Pettitoes. She had eight of a family: four little girl pigs, called Cross-patch, Suck-suck, Yock-yock and Spot; and four little boy pigs, called Alexander, Pigling Bland, Chin-chin and Stumpy. Stumpy had had an accident to his tail.

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