The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern... show more
To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques. The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.
Publish date: 2002
Publisher: FREDERICK WARNE
Pages no: 57
Edition language: English
Series: The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit
Perhaps my favorite of all the Beatrix Potter stories I've read thus far. There is something impossibly hysterical about the whole thing. Hapless Jemima (with her trademark shawl and poke bonnet) wanders into the woods looking for a place to roost away from the interfering farmer. There she encou...
Jemima is a silly goose of a duck. Where can she safely lay her eggs? And who will save her from the fox?
I read all the Beatrix Potter books as a kid in the early 1990s... I re-read them many times.
I have always loved the foxy whiskered gentleman, and have always been concerned about Jemima's naivete. Poor, stupid duck. My children were rather less than impressed with how the big strong dogs save her.