Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and she spent much of her otherwise conventional Victorian childhookd drawing and studying animals. Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous series of little books. A particular source of inspiration was the English Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and land conservationist. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend who was ill. One hundred years later the classic tale of naughty Peter Rabbit's escape from Mr. McGregor's garden still bring s to children all over the world the pleasure that it gave to its very first reader.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 80 Vendor: Frederick Warne & Co. Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 5 X 4 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0723247706 ISBN-13: 9780723247708 Availability: In Stock Series:Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden!
Re-originated in 2002 to mark the centenary of publication bringing it closer to the original edition, six illustrations were restored, four that were removed in 1903 to make room for endpapers and two that have never been used before, Beatrix having initially prepared more illustrations than could be accommodated in the original format.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is number one in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: