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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT [Deluxe Edition] THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS, BONUS ENTIRE NARRATED AUDIO STORY [NOOK Book]

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT - THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC With BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS Plus BONUS ENTIRE NARRATED AUDIOBOOK STORY

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter ...
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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT [Deluxe Edition] THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS, BONUS ENTIRE NARRATED AUDIO STORY

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT - THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC With BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS Plus BONUS ENTIRE NARRATED AUDIOBOOK STORY

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time.

The book has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children and adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos and other products made available. Potter was one of the first to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game.

By making the hero of the tale a disobedient and rebellious little rabbit, Potter subverted her era's definition of the good child and the literary hero genre which typically followed the adventures of a brave, resourceful, young white male. Peter Rabbit appeared as a character in a 1971 ballet film, and the tale has been adapted to an animated television series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014153348
  • Publisher: Northpointe Classics
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 946,732
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist & 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 privileged 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 in Scotland & 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 eighteen. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. Although she was provided with private art lessons, Beatrix preferred to develop her own style, particularly favoring watercolor. Along with her drawings of her animals, real & imagined, Potter illustrated insects, fossils, archeological artifacts, and fungi. In the 1890s her mycological illustrations and research on the reproduction of fungi spores generated interest from the scientific establishment. Following some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit publishing it first privately in 1901, & a year later as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co.

With the proceeds from the books & a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside in 1905. Over the next several decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape. Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation. Beatrix Potter published over twenty-three books; the best known are those written between 1902-1922. Potter died on 22 December 1943 at her home in Near Sawrey at age 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. Potter’s books continue to sell throughout the world, in multiple languages. Her stories have been retold in song, film, ballet, & animation.
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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    Beautiful edition! This is well formatted, contains nice pictur

    Beautiful edition! This is well formatted, contains nice pictures, and even the audio narration is included. I highly recommend as this wonderful book.

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