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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hey, Did Ya Hear About the NEW Beatrix Potter book?!

Hey, did ya hear? Beatrix Potter is coming out with a NEW children's book! Editor Jo Hanks discovered references to the unfinished manuscript while doing some research and a trip to the Warne Archives at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London "revealed three manuscripts, two handwritten in childrens’ school notebooks and one typeset and laid out in a dummy book; one rough colour sketch of Kitty-in-Boots and a pencil rough of our favourite arch-villain, Mr Tod."

Beatrix Potter, who we all love for her creation of Peter Rabbit and the stories of Peter and his friends, will celebrate her 150th birthday with the publication of The Tale of Kitty in Boots this fall, which in 1914 in a letter to her publisher is described as, "a well-behaved prime black Kitty cat, who leads rather a double life".

She only made one drawing of Kitty in Boots, so the task of illustrating the book will go to well known children's book illustrator, Quentin Blake. How exciting to have a new book by Ms. Potter! Who is still one of the all time best selling children's book authors.

Want to read an excerpt of The Tale of Kitty in Boots?! Here's link to the Penguin Books site where they have a small excerpt!

Want to learn more about Beatrix Potter, but can't get to the Victoria & Albert Museum?! Here's a link to The V & A, where Beatrix Potter is treated like royalty, and there is so much wonderful information on her and her books!

1 comment:

Harvee said...

I love these little books and stories. My favorite character as a child was Mrs. Tigglewinkles, the hedgehog.

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