Tales from Beatrix Potter

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F. Warne, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 124 pages
The tailor of Gloucester: When the tailor becomes sick and cannot finish the waistcoat for the Mayor, the mice finish it for him. The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle: Lucie visits the laundry of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, a hedgehog, and finds her lost handkerchiefs. The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck: Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescue Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox's cooking pot. The tale of the Flopsy Bunnies: When the Flopsy Bunnies venture over to Mr. McGregor's garbage heap to find dinner, trouble ensues when they fall asleep in the warm sun after their meal.

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(Helen) Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in London where she was privately educated. During most of her adult life, she lived in a farm cottage in Sawrey, Westmoreland County. She was unsuccessful in trying to publish her serious botanical work, watercolor studies of fungi, but she wrote and privately published "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for an invalid child in 1900. This story became a children's classic throughout the world. Other animal characters created by her include, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Her tales are illustrated by her own hand in delicate and detailed watercolor pictures depicting her characters. Potter's other works include "The Tailor of Gloucester" published in 1902 and "The Tale of Tom Kitten" published in 1907. At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum.

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