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The tale of Peter Rabbit / by Beatrix Potter.

By: Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Potter, Beatrix, Original Peter Rabbit books: 1.Publisher: London ; New York : Frederick Warne, 2002Edition: Original and authorized ed.Description: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.ISBN: 0723247706; 9780723247708.Subject(s): Peter Rabbit (Fictitious character) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works.DDC classification: 823.912 LOC classification: PR6031.O72 | T35 2002
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"The World of Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit"--P. [4] of cover.

Originally published by Frederick Warne in 1902. This edition published with reset text and new reproductions of Beatrix Potter's illustrations.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Over the years, Hague has re-illustrated many texts that were in the public domain. A number of his books have given new life to overlooked work and have been widely appreciated. His reinterpretation of the work of Potter, however, is egregiously unnecessary. Potter wanted her books to be small enough for little hands to hold. Hague's book is almost twice as large. Potter's book has softly colored spot illustrations, honing in beautifully on the drama or emotions of the facing pages of text. Hague's art is overblown with extraneous details that threaten to overwhelm the plot. His rabbits with enormous eyes are reminiscent of those kitschy, large-eyed waifs popularized by the Keans in the 1960s. If Potter's books were out of print, or in danger of becoming so, one might be more receptive to Hague's version, but they are readily available and hard, if not impossible, to improve upon. Why try?-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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