The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

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by Beatrix Potter
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

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Amazon - Veroe Charbonnau
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is one of my favorite Beatrix Potter stories along with The Tailor of Gloucester and The Tale of Ginger and Pickles. It is the story of a rather mischievous young squirrel named Nutkin who loves to tease old Mr. Brown, the owl who lives on an island filled with nut trees. The little rythmes and verses Nutkin recites throughout the story are absolutely delightful. The illustrations are one of Ms. Potter's finest---filled with wonderful detail and color. Some might be o

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149747795
Publisher:
Appletons
Publication date:
06/17/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
673,895
File size:
845 KB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Beatrix Potter (born Helen 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.

Born into a wealthy Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother Walter Bertram (1872–1918), grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent away from London, in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.

She was educated by private governesses until she was 18. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. She enjoyed private art lessons, and developed her own style, favouring watercolour. Along with her drawings of her animals, real and imagined, she illustrated insects, fossils, archaeological artefacts, and fungi.

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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
Yes! We loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 Years old grandaughter loved it.
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Very dissapointed that it wasn't illustrated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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