The Complete Tales

Beatrix Potter

fiction childrens classics
lighthearted medium-paced

400 pages | first published 1930

"I cannot draw you a picture of Peter and Benjamin underneath the basket," writes Beatrix Potter in The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, "because it was quite dark, and because the smell of onions was fearful; it made Peter Rabbit and little Benjamin cry."

Beatrix Potter's animal stories, the first of which was published in 1902, have been a joy to generations of young readers. This deluxe volume collects all of Beatrix Potter's 23 tales and verses together -complete and unabridged -in one book. All the original illustrations, both colour and black and white, are included. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in the proper sequence, from A Tale of Peter Rabbit to The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

Beatrix Potter's tales were often connected with real places, people, or animals, so each story also includes a brief introductory note about its history. For example, "The story of naughty Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor's garden first appeared in a picture letter Beatrix Potter wrote to Noel Moore, the young son of her former governess, in 1893."

This beautiful introduction to the world of Beatrix Potter is sure to remain on the family bookshelf for generations to come.

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lighthearted 100%
adventurous 66%
inspiring 66%
relaxing 66%

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slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

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Plot: 66% | A mix: 33%

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It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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