The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

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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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Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The classic stories have been newly illustrated in a larger format. Rasmussen's illustrations emulate the delicacy and intricacy of the animal world that Beatrix Potter originated while at the same time reflecting certain human characteristics through the subtleties of facial expression. The texts are in an accessible large font against a white background bordered by a thin pale green border. Pictures are both interspersed within the text and also full page on the same pale green background. Still, Potter's work in the original Warne publications remains the standard for these stories. Biographical information about Potter and her legacy is appended.—Rita Soltan, Youth Services Consultant, West Bloomfield, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486246192
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1984
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.17(d)

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This is the tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.

He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins; they lived in a wood at the edge of a lake.

Meet the Author

Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.

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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