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Book Title: The Tale of Mr. Tod|
Date of issue: September 1st 1987
ISBN 13: 9780723234739
The author of the book: Beatrix Potter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.55 MB
Read full description of the books The Tale of Mr. Tod:This thrilling tale reprises the characters of Benjamin Bunny (now grown, and married to Flopsy) and Peter Rabbit. Mr. Bouncer has been left in charge of his grandchildren ("seven of them, all twins"*) when he foolishly invites in Tommy Brock for a smoke and a cuppa. Such vices lead to disaster, for Mr. Bouncer falls asleep and Brock kidnaps the babies with the evil intention of making a meal of them. Benjamin and Peter race to rescue the children, but the villain is ultimately foiled by his nemesis, Mr. Tod. It's very like the The Da Vinci Code for toddlers, except for being believable with an active hero. Favorite line: the crockery was smashed to atoms.
*An archaic meaning of "twins" perhaps?
Read information about the authorHelen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.
Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, causing a breach with her parents, who disapproved of his social status. Warne died before the wedding could take place.
Potter eventually published 24 children's books, the most recent being The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (2016), and having become financially independent of her parents, was able to buy a farm in the Lake District, which she extended with other purchases over time. In her forties she married a local solicitor, William Heelis. She became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate children's books. Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to The National Trust in order to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it, protecting it from developers.
Potter's books continue to sell well throughout the world, in multiple languages. Her stories have been retold in various formats, including a ballet, films and in animation.
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