Titles in This Set:
1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
2. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
3. The Tailor of Gloucester
4. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
5. The Tale of Two Bad Mice
6. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
7. The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan
8. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
9. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
10. The Story of Miss Moppet
11. The Tale of Tom Kitten
12. The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck
13. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or the Roly-Poly Pudding
14. The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
15. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
16. The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse
17. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
18. The Tale of Mr. Tod
19. The Tale of Pigling Bland
20. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
21. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
22. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
23. Celily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
The works of Beatrix Potter have been a phenomenon ever since the first publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902 - which sold out before it had even hit shelves! Twenty-two other stories followed in this classic series, all of which are included in this beautiful keepsake collection. Printed here in the iconic white-jacketed pocket-sized hardback format, in a presentation case perfect for both storage and display, this boxed set makes the perfect gift for any occasion.
Beatrix Potter’s tales have featured prominently in many people’s childhoods over the years, and a new audience is just finding them, inspired by the recent live-action Hollywood films. The characters have also been heavily merchandised, with products ranging from stuffed toys to puzzles, and even currency! This comprehensive gift set provides a perfect opportunity to share the original classic tales with a new generation of readers, in the format they were intended to be enjoyed in.
Who are the characters?
Everyone has a favourite among the cast of memorable characters. Perhaps it’s Peter Rabbit, the naughty trespasser in Mr McGregor’s garden, or his cousin Benjamin Bunny?
Or roly-poly Tom Kitten, tidy Mrs Tittlemouse, or one of the Flopsy Bunnies? Maybe your favourite is silly Squirrel Nutkin, or poor Jemima Puddle-Duck? All of these characters and more feature in this set of wonderful stories, presented in full alongside a note about where the stories came from.
What's in the box?
The books in this collection include:
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Peter and his sisters are warned by their mother not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, since he put their father in a pie. Nevertheless, Peter goes in to eat some vegetables, and loses his jacket and coat trying to escape.
- The Tailor of Gloucester - a tailor sends his cat Simpkin away to buy a twist of silk, to complete the mayor’s Christmas wedding waistcoat.While the cat’s away, the tailor frees the mice he has hidden under teacups. When the tailor falls ill, the mice complete the waistcoat out of gratitude for their freedom.
- The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle - one of the most popular of Beatrix Potter’s creations, Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog laundress for other animals. She is discovered washing the handkerchiefs of a farmgirl called Lucie. But is she real, or just a dream?
- The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit - the first of Beatrix Potter’s books for very young children, this vignette concerns a very bad rabbit indeed, who steals a carrot, and gets his comeuppance at the hunter’s gun.
- The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck - in this twist on Little Red Riding Hood, Jemima Puddle-duck runs away when the farmer’s wife keeps giving her eggs away for the hens to hatch. She meets a charming fox, who brings her to a feather-filled tumble-down shed, where she makes her nest, unaware of the danger she’s in…
- The Tale of Pigling Bland - this story of a pig finding a soulmate reflects Beatrix Potter’s own life changes at the time. When Aunt Pettitoes sends her children away, Pigling Bland gets lost on his way to market. He is taken in by a farmer, and discovers that he intends to turn Pigling and the beautiful sow Pig-wig into bacon! Will they make their escape?
- Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes - Beatrix Potter loved nursery rhymes, and planned a collection of them as the follow-up to The Tale of Peter Rabbit. However, after her editor and fiancé Norman Warne died in 1905, the project was set aside. When her publisher faced financial ruin in 1917, the book was resurrected, and remains a classic for the very young.
About the author
In 1866, Beatrix Potter was born in London to Mancunian parents. She had a great interest in the natural sciences, but her career in academia was stalled. However, her detailed and accurate drawings of fungi are still admired and used today. Her children’s books grew out of the imaginative letters she sent to the children of her former governess. She wrote and drew the series from the beginning of the twentieth century until the end of World War I, when she turned her attention to sheep farming on her land in the Lake District. After her death in 1943, she left her lands to the National Trust, where they are still enjoyed by daytrippers and holidaymakers today.
From the publisher:
This beautiful gift box contains all 23 original Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. Each tale is presented in its iconic white jacket and features a publisher's note describing how the story came to be.
This set of books contains the tales of all of Beatrix's lovable characters, from naughty Peter Rabbit himself, to tidy Mrs. Tittle mouse and unlucky Mr. Jeremy Fisher. These tales have charmed and enchanted children for generations and are essential for every nursery bookshelf.
Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.
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