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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Celebrate 110 years Since the Publication of Beatrix Potter's Classic Tale

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Did you know that 2012 is the 110th anniversary since the first publication of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of Peter Rabbit?  Well, it is, and to celebrate an anniversary edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit is available.  The 110th Anniversary Edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit honors the classic tale, which according to Goodreads is, "the quintessential cautionary tale..."  

Summary from Goodreads:
Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Any child with a spark of sass will find Peter's adventures remarkably familiar. And they'll see in Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail that bane of their existence: the "good" sibling who always does the right thing. One earns bread and milk and blackberries for supper, while the obstinate folly of the other warrants medicine and an early bedtime. 

If you are a Beatrix Potter fan you are not alone, Emma Thompson, the academy award winning British actress is as well, and she has taken her appreciation of the Beatrix Potter book to a whole new level.  In an article published in Publisher's Weekly the actress said, “I’ve always loved Beatrix Potter, as a child and then as a mother and all the years in-between as well...When Mr. Rabbit invited me to write a further tale, I was more honored than I can say. I hope I don’t let him or his extraordinary creator down.”  Ms. Thompson would have made Beatrix Potter proud with the actress's new story starring the beloved bunny, which you can find in bookstores starting September 23, 2012.  Ms. Thompson's book is entitled, The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, and according to an article in The Guardian the actress stated, "It's lovely when my childhood favourite characters also become my daughter's."

If this has made you curious here is the Goodreads summary of the new book:
Emma Thompson celebrates 110 years of Peter Rabbit by giving us a brand-new tale 
Celebrate 110 years of Peter Rabbit with a new, original tale written by Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson and based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter. In this story, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor's garden and all the way to Scotland With 72 pages of beautiful text and illustrations, this hardcover picture book, which includes an audio CD of the story narrated by the author, is sure to become a classic--and a collector's item
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
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We'd love to hear your thoughts on the classic tale or the new addition by Emma Thompson.  To learn  more about this new book see what Publisher's Weekly had to say about Emma Thompson's new tale.  Also take a look at the Peter Rabbit site.

Happy Anniversary Beatrix Potter!
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