The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson
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In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, a new tale written by Emma Thompson, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland. Here he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues.



Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales. She has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter's own and is the perfect choice of author for this new Peter Rabbit tale, to be published 110 years after the original.


Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix's childhood holidays there.

 

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Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress who lives in London and Argyll. Her father was Eric Thompson, the man behind The Magic Roundabout, and she remembers him reading Beatrix Potter's tales to her and her sister in his best Dougal voice. “We would always want The Tale of Mr. Tod, which is lengthy and satisfyingly spooky. He would always read The Tale of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, which has about three words on each page. But—thanks to Potter's genius—we were never, ever disappointed.”
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Frederick Warne and Co (An imprint of Penguin). 72 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Showing his age not a whit, nor having lost his appetite, Peter Rabbit eats his way into a pair of (metaphorical) pickles in this droll comeback.

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“I have not seen many rabbits moping, but when they do, their ears droop.” So begins this pitch-perfect new adventure of the mischievous bunny who first appeared 110 years ago in Beatrix Potter’s orig

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Peter Rabbit, Toad and the Boxcar Children are cast in sequels.

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Peter Rabbit, Toad and the Boxcar Children are cast in sequels.

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Peter Rabbit, Toad and the Boxcar Children are cast in sequels.

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“I have not seen many rabbits moping, but when they do, their ears droop.” So begins this pitch-perfect new adventure of the mischievous bunny who first appeared 110 years ago in Beatrix Potter’s original tale.

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And so, 88 years after Gertrude Chandler Warner introduced young readers to Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden, we glimpse the children in the months before their parents died, in "The Boxcar Children Beginning" (Albert Whitman, 150 pages, $16.99) by Newbery medal-winner Patricia MacLachlan.

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And so, 88 years after Gertrude Chandler Warner introduced young readers to Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden, we glimpse the children in the months before their parents died, in "The Boxcar Children Beginning" (Albert Whitman, 150 pages, $16.99) by Newbery medal-winner Patricia MacLachlan.

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And so, 88 years after Gertrude Chandler Warner introduced young readers to Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden, we glimpse the children in the months before their parents died, in "The Boxcar Children Beginning" (Albert Whitman, 150 pages, $16.99) by Newbery medal-winner Patricia MacLachlan.

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Peter is taken into the McBurneys' burrow, fed, and put to bed, and in the morning goes with Finlay to the Games, a competition among different rabbit clans, where Peter's hunger again leads to mischief -- this time in a radish toss that could unseat the champion: Finlay McBurney himself.

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Peter is taken into the McBurneys' burrow, fed, and put to bed, and in the morning goes with Finlay to the Games, a competition among different rabbit clans, where Peter's hunger again leads to mischief -- this time in a radish toss that could unseat the champion: Finlay McBurney himself.

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Palatine Public Library

Peter Rabbit hitches a ride to Scotland and has quite an adventure with some relatives who shelter him, entertain him, and finally send him home (with a haggis for his mother).

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