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Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales Hardcover – Oct 19 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Warne; Slp edition (Oct. 19 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 072325804X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723258049
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
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"Narrating these stories, Kellgren sounds eminently British and appropriately old-fashioned. . . . Don't mistake old-fashioned for slow, however; her narration is vigorous and fast paced, filled with character accents and songs and even the very authentic-sounding chitters of a squirrel and meows of an angry cat." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

About the Author

Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.


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I was hesitant to purchase this one large book complete set rather than the small individual books ..however I am so thankful that I did! it is such a beautiful book starting with the gorgeous blue exterior .. the paper has a beautiful feel ..each story has an extra page of history behind when it was written and lots of wonderful additions about Beatrix Potters life as well as a lovely selection of poems + extra drawings that she gifted to others. In addition it features a full hand drawn map at the beginning and end of the book putting together visually the landscape of her stories. I will still slowly collect the individual small books in the style that she intended but this book is a lovely addition for book lovers and Beatrix Potter enthusiasts as it has such an extensive collection of all of her works and it is all put together so beautifully>
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I was astonished by the superb quality of this book. It is very clear that the editor/publishing house has a high regard for Beatrix Potter and preserving her works. The paper quality is not only thick and durable, but soft, and makes turning the page and holding the book quite enjoyable. The paper quality, in my opinion, even adds to the stories themselves because it reminded me of a soft paper you might just encounter in the early 1900s. Each page of text and pictures is laid out with such care. And each story has a brief about it at the beginning of it, which was also quite enjoyable. All the original pictures and no are in black and white unless the original was in black and white. The editor has tried to keep the original stories completely intact and only makes one edit, of which it is pointed out for the reader so they are fully aware. The stories are classic. You will not regret this purchase if yu are looking for a keepsake for you or your children.
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By printing each tale as a separate book, this boxed series presents Potter's tales in the form they were originally published. The format allows each story to unfold with a deliberate pace, as the turning of each page reveals a fresh illustration alongside a few sparse lines of text. In contrast, a so-called "complete tales of" volume I looked at totally destroyed the aesthetic integrity of Potter's work by squeezing entire stories into 2 or 3 11" x 8" pages. Furthermore, the illustrations no longer followed the storyline in a linear fashion but instead looked like haphazard afterthoughts. I would recommend this series for preserving that almost undefinable "charm" of the originals.
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By Barbara TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 17 2008
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Beatrice Potter called them little books and I have those too, but I liked the idea of having all the books in one complete book so I bought this one too. I think Beatrice's stories are a must read for every generation. Her illustrations capture the stories beautifully and since I grew up with these books I know first hand that the stories can be enjoyed by just looking at the pictures or reading them as well. My favourites are still the same: The Tailor of Gloucester, Two Bad Mice, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

If you're interested in more information about Beatrice Potter, I recommend the movie about her life called Miss Potter.Miss Potter

I really enjoyed the additional information about Beatrice and the About This Book page at the beginning of each book which gives details about when each book was published and other little details about how the stories came about.
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I'm a big Beatrix Potter fan and this book is the best one I have ever seen as it contains all her tales plus some new stories. I would recommend this to anyone that loves these tales! You won't be disappointed if you purchase this book. It is a keepsake and is absolutely beautiful.
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We receives this beautiful boxed set for my daughter's first Christmas. We started reading them to her just before she turned two.

The set contains a vast array of difficulty levels for kids who are ready for simple plots and more words, just beyond board books, all the way up to a couple of stories that will take a few nights to get through with an older child.

My daughter (now 2 1/2) insists on being told the tale of Jeremy Fisher or Mrs. Tiddlemouse or The Two Bad Mice, almost to the complete exclusion of her hand-me-down Dr. Seuss and Berenstain bears collections.

This box is a gem and we will probably be enjoying it for years.
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By Nicola Mansfield HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 17 2007
Format: Hardcover
I've been reading this aloud to my 7yo for a month or so, reading one story every now and then. The stories are presented here in chronological order as published with 4 unpublished works at the end. The stories are wonderful, darling tales of anthropomorphic animals. Once Potter married in 1913 she didn't have as much time for her painting and writing and I think it shows as the stories in the first half of the book are much more enjoyable than the latter ones. The stories are somewhat didactic but not overly so. They are also much more violent than I would have thought them to be. Naughty children are spanked frequently and Potter presents as a matter of fact that animals are often killed by hunters, farmers and other animals.

The 7yo really enjoyed the stories, especially the ones in which Peter Rabbit or members of his family appeared. Also, while each story stands alone there are references to prior events and characters and this was fun to notice when reading them in order. This edition itself includes a brief biography of Beatrix Potter at the front and prior to each story is a short introductory paragraph detailing connections in the story with Potter's real life. All the original illustrations, including the original front covers illustrations, are included and this is a book that can be browsed through just for the gorgeous watercolours and sketches.
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