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The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Illustrated)
     

The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Illustrated)

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by Beatrix Potter
 

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in September 1904. Potter took inspiration for the tale from two mice caught in a cage-trap in her cousin's home and a dollhouse being constructed by her editor and publisher Norman Warne as a Christmas gift for his niece Winifred. During the

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in September 1904. Potter took inspiration for the tale from two mice caught in a cage-trap in her cousin's home and a dollhouse being constructed by her editor and publisher Norman Warne as a Christmas gift for his niece Winifred. During the course of the tale's development, Potter and Warne fell in love and became engaged, much to the annoyance of Potter's parents who were grooming their daughter to be a permanent resident and housekeeper in their London home.

The tale is about two mice who vandalize a dollhouse. After finding the food on the dining room table made of plaster, they smash the dishes, throw the doll clothing out the window, tear the bolster, and carry off a number of articles to their mouse-hole. When the little girl who owns the dollhouse discovers the destruction, she positions a policeman doll outside the front door to ward off any future depredation. The two mice atone for their crime spree by putting a crooked sixpence in the doll's stocking on Christmas Eve and sweeping the house every morning with a dust-pan and broom.

The tale's themes of rebellion, insurrection, and individualism reflect not only Potter's desire to free herself of her domineering parents and build a home of her own, but her fears about independence and her frustrations with Victorian domesticity.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149543656
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
03/31/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used to read this to my nephew over and over again - he couldn't get enough. I have to say the story makes me laugh as well - the description of two naughty mice breaking into a dollhouse, only to become angry that the food on the dining room table is just pretend. The illustrations are great. It is a welcome addition to my own child's library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love beatrix potter's books! Thay are so good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is awsome i love it:D
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Lo ed
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Its so cute i love beatrix potter so much. Its so cute.she draws so nice . I love two bad mice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well what do you want for free? CORRECT ENGLISH? I think b and n was in too much of a rush to get free titles to check how the words came out. If you dont mind skipped words and weird letters this is the right book for you.