The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

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by Beatrix Potter
     
 

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in August 1903. The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. The book followed Potter's hugely successful The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and was an instant hit. The now…  See more details below

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in August 1903. The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. The book followed Potter's hugely successful The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and was an instant hit. The now familiar endpapers of the Peter Rabbit series were introduced in the book.

Squirrel Nutkin had its origins in a story and picture letter Potter sent Norah Moore, the daughter of her former governess, Annie Carter Moore. The background illustrations were modelled on Derwentwater and St. Herbert's Island in the Lake District.

One commentator has likened Squirrel Nutkin's impertinent behaviour to that of the rebellious working-class of Potter's own day, and another commentator has noted the tale's similarities to pourquoi tales and folk tales in its explanations of Squirrel Nutkin's short tail and characteristics of squirrel behaviour. An abbreviated version of the tale appeared as a segment in the 1971 ballet film, The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148837848
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
829 KB

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best childrens book ever, I read it my whole childhood and plan to read it to my children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book...we bought this book for our kids and they can't go to bed without making us read this book to them. The book was read soo much that we had to buy a new one. Everyone should buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very dissapointed that it wasn't illustrated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes! We loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 Years old grandaughter loved it.
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Stay out or be killed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an archive,whatever that is, it was scanned in from a book. It has a squirell on the cover so i guess its good