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Description - The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Gift Edition by Beatrix Potter

A very special gift edition of the classic tale with a new design that reflects Beatrix Potter's love of the natural world.

Before the full-colour edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co., Potter arranged a private printing of the book with Strangeways & Sons in 1901. It was illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, and it is these illustrations which have been adapted for this special gift edition of the tale.

Beatrix Potter's work reflects her interest in animals, natural history and the environment. She liked to imagine her characters in her favourite, natural places, so she created a special world for Peter Rabbit. Potter's drawings have been combined with a variety of patterns that take inspiration from the natural world in which the tale is set.

The botanical patterns reflect Potter's illustrations, and the soft, natural palette and block-printing effect refers back to the Golden Age of children's illustrated books.

A perfect gift for all fans of Beatrix Potter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241324301
ISBN-10: 0241324300
Format: Hardback
(256mm x 180mm x 10mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Warne
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. 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. 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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