Oh Joy! A new Beatrix Potter book has been discovered. Beatrix Potter would be 150 on July 28, 2016, and her writing lives on. Her latest book – The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots will be published in September.
“The tale really is the best of Beatrix Potter. It has double identities, colourful villains and a number of favourite characters from other tales (including Mr Tod, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Ribby and Tabitha Twitchit)”. An “older, slower and portlier” Peter Rabbit also makes an appearance.” from Jo Hanks who discovered a letter Beatrix Potter had sent her publisher about the manuscript in 1914, leading to the search for the book.
Although she died in 1943, Beatrix Potter is still one of the world’s best-selling authors. She wrote and illustrated 28 books. How many have you read?
I have read all of them!! Both as a child and then as a parent. My Mum collected them for me at one time – I think a gas station of all places was having a promo with them. When I was young they were very popular in Canada, with the British influence of course. They really are the most delightful stories, and I find myself to this day referencing them even in general conversation.
Yes, wonderful stories and illustrations. I’m looking forward to this new one.