Peter Rabbit and Eleven Other Favorite Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

By Beatrix Potter

The heat, whimsy, and beauty of Beatrix Potter's animal tales have made them favorites with generations of kids and adults. Now 12 of the most well-liked Potter tales, together with The story of Peter Rabbit, were collected during this assortment, able to satisfaction younger readers and listeners with fanciful stories of the creatures of box and forest.
This quantity comprises those 12 tales: The story of Peter Rabbit; the story of Squirrel Nutkin; the story of Benjamin Bunny; the story of 2 undesirable Mice; the story of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle; the story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher; the story of Tom Kitten; the story of Jemima Puddle-duck; the story of Flopsy Bunnies; Ginger & Pickles; the story of Mrs. Tittlemouse; and the story of Timmy Tiptoes.
Newly reset in huge, easy-to-read sort and brimming with Beatrix Potter's specified storytime magic, those fascinating stories are guaranteed to satisfaction old and young alike. For this version, Pat Stewart has contributed over 50 enticing illustrations in accordance with Ms. Potter's unique designs.

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Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Rebeccah Puddle-duck, was once completely prepared to go away the hatching to a few one else—“I haven't the persistence to take a seat on a nest for twenty-eight days; and not more have you ever, Jemima. you will allow them to pass chilly; you recognize you'll! ” “I desire to hatch my very own eggs; i'm going to hatch all of them by way of myself,” quacked Jemima Puddle-duck. She attempted to conceal her eggs; yet they have been constantly chanced on and carried off. Jemima Puddle-duck turned really determined. She decided to make a nest without delay from the farm. She trigger on a good spring afternoon alongside the cart-road that leads over the hill. She was once donning a scarf and a poke bonnet. while she reached the pinnacle of the hill, she observed a wooden within the distance. She proposal that it regarded a secure quiet spot. Jemima Puddle-duck used to be no longer a lot within the behavior of flying. She ran downhill a couple of yards flapping her scarf, after which she jumped off into the air. She flew superbly whilst she had obtained an exceptional begin. She skimmed alongside over the tree-tops until eventually she observed an open position in the course of the wooden, the place the timber and brushwood were cleared. Jemima alighted fairly seriously, and started to waddle approximately looking for a handy dry nesting position. She quite fancied a tree-stump among a few tall fox-gloves. But—seated upon the stump, she was once startled to discover an elegantly dressed gentleman studying a newspaper. He had black prick ears and sandy colored whiskers. “Quack? ” stated Jemima Puddle-duck, together with her head and her bonnet on one side—“Quack? ” The gentleman raised his eyes above his newspaper and regarded apparently at Jemima— “Madam, have you ever misplaced your manner? ” acknowledged he. He had a protracted furry tail which he used to be sitting upon, because the stump was once just a little damp. Jemima notion him powerful civil and good-looking. She defined that she had no longer misplaced her method, yet that she was once searching for a handy dry nesting-place. “Ah! is that so? certainly! ” stated the gentleman with sandy whiskers, having a look interestingly at Jemima. He folded up the newspaper, and placed it in his coat-tail pocket. Jemima complained of the superfluous chicken. “Indeed! how attention-grabbing! I want i'll meet with that chook. i might train it to brain its personal enterprise! “But as to a nest—there is not any trouble: i've got a sackful of feathers in my wood-shed. No, my pricey madam, you can be in nobody’s means. you could sit down there so long as you like,” acknowledged the fuzzy long-tailed gentleman. He led the best way to a truly retired, dismal-looking residence among the fox-gloves. It was once outfitted of faggots and turf, and there have been damaged pails, one on best of one other, in terms of a chimney. “This is my summer season place of dwelling; you wouldn't locate my earth—my wintry weather house—so convenient,” stated the hospitable gentleman. there has been a tumble-down shed in the back of the home, made from previous soap-boxes. The gentleman opened the door, and confirmed Jemima in. The shed used to be nearly fairly jam-packed with feathers—it used to be virtually suffocating; however it was once cozy and intensely tender. Jemima Puddle-duck was once quite shocked to discover one of these great volume of feathers. however it was once very cozy; and she or he made a nest with none difficulty in any respect.

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