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The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter: The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books (1989)

by Beatrix Potter

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Series: Peter Rabbit (1-23)

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This beautiful, deluxe volume contains all 23 of Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Arranged in the order in which they were first published, the stories are complete and unabridged. Full color.

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I will get through this whole review without using the word "charming."

Beatrix Potter is a hero of mine. She was a talented illustrator who wanted to do nature drawings for scientific journals. Her claim to fame ended up being Peter Rabbit. This plus 21 other tiny little books of tales served as my bedtime reading this week. We found a complete boxed set at a used book store. While I was familiar with Peter Rabbit, had read Beatrix's bio, and named a goat after her, I had never read the complete tales until now.

It was a joy. Apart from the fact that the animals wear clothing, the illustrations and even many of the tales are very true to life. Peter Rabbit looks and feels very bunnylike indeed after losing his shoes and coat, lost and disoriented and damp from hiding in the watering can. The dogs, mice, badgers, frogs, "puddleducks", hens, piglets, etc. inhabiting this world, while engaging in people-like pursuits, keep their respective animal natures about them. One of my favorite tales involved two mice ransacking a dollhouse. After trying and failing to eat the tiny plaster food, they commence making a general mess and then spiriting various objects down their mousehole. Very mousey. Next morning, the dolls just stare and smile.

Beatrix lost her fiance tragically during a long engagement insisted upon by her parents, to whom she felt duty but little more. When they had both passed away, and she had inherited and earned money enough, she left the city she never liked and bought herself a farm among her beloved lakes. She came to life. And she was instrumental in preserving the local breed of sheep. I just felt like putting in a plug of why she's my hero. ( )
  Tytania | Mar 26, 2023 |
What a nostalgic and fun read this was. I read Beatrix Potter’s stories as a child and reading them again now was a delight. I adore her illustrations and appreciated the humor I missed when I was young. ( )
  erindarlyn | Jan 21, 2023 |
Somehow I forgot how dark how many of these stories actually are... The artwork is really the best part of Beatrix Potter's stories anyway - the text often leaves something to be desired. Still, I will always love certain tales, like that of Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Jemima Puddleduck, and of course: Peter Rabbit. ( )
  bookwyrmqueen | Oct 11, 2022 |
Lovely little stories to read aloud. We used these to discuss story structure and writing style. ( )
  dowswell | Jul 25, 2021 |
"The 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books" - the original and aurhorized edition; new colour reproductions.
(from the book cover)
  librisissimo | Jun 27, 2021 |
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Beatrix Potterprimary authorall editionscalculated
Beauvais, MichelTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kösters-Roth, UrsulaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keizer, MarjoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kernkamp Biegel, HeleenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kolfmaker, JulietteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Model, LaurenceTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This beautiful, deluxe volume contains all 23 of Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Arranged in the order in which they were first published, the stories are complete and unabridged. Full color.

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0723257639, 0723264538, 0723268010, 0723268126

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An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.

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