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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by [Beatrix Potter]
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 6,453 ratings

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The quintessential cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Any child with a spark of sass will find Peter's adventures remarkably familiar. And they'll see in Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail that bane of their existence: the "good" sibling who always does the right thing. One earns bread and milk and blackberries for supper, while the obstinate folly of the other warrants medicine and an early bedtime.

Beatrix Potter's animal stories have been a joy to generations of young readers. Her warm, playful illustrations in soft colors invite children into the world of words and flights of fancy. Once there, she gently and humorously guides readers along the path of righteousness, leaving just enough room for children to wonder if that incorrigible Peter will be back in McGregor's garden tomorrow. (Ages Baby to Preschool) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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The best-selling children's book of all time, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, printed privately and published in 1902. Potter created the character of Peter Rabbit in 1893 in a letter she wrote to amuse a sick child. She devised adventures for Peter and gave him a mother and three siblings, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, in The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's Garden, with 42 black-and-white illustrations and a colored frontispiece. This classic book was widely translated, went through countless editions, and had more than 20 sequels featuring animal protagonists. The simple text was greatly enhanced by Potter's delicate drawings of animals that were recognizably realistic woodland creatures despite their humanlike clothing and homes. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004UJSH2A
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 30, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 142 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1493678086
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 6,453 ratings

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Beatrix Potter is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, capturing our imagination for over 100 years with her beautifully illustrated Tales. However, few people are aware of the fascinating woman that Beatrix was or the achievements she accomplished in her lifetime, during an era when ambitious women were not allowed to flourish. An artist, storyteller, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and businesswoman, Potter was a visionary and a trailblazer and left an incredible legacy.

From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.

Since 1984 more than 150 million Beatrix Potter books have been sold around the world, whilst over 2 million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year worldwide – so one Beatrix Potter books sells somewhere in the world every 15 seconds!

A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.

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1.0 out of 5 stars The copy I got was terrible. It looks photocopied
By Ashlee on November 11, 2015
The copy I got was terrible. It looks photocopied, or as if it was printed on a personal inkjet printer. It is vine with glue and hard to open.I just read that amazon reviews are not based on the actual product version, but on the story, so as another customer said, be careful when selecting which version to buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
By Readingridinghood on August 23, 2017
I saw some reviews with pictures for this book and they were thin paper. However the description is for a board book. My book is a board book as described.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2020
I received my The Tale of Peter Rabbit today (13th of June). I am very pleased with my putchase, my book is exactly as described by the seller (nickgbooks) I would definitely recommend this seller to other Amazon buyers
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, blanket disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2019
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Ailsa Redpath
3.0 out of 5 stars Not original words :(
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars Battered
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2021
The item arrived in an amazon box but the actual book itself had no protection on it e.g a plastic layer. So it arrived pretty battered, it doesn't look like a brand new book. Not happy at all. I have more photos of 3 distinct areas of damage on the book but for some reason the app is not letting me upload.
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Carley
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic little gem of a book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018
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