The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

by Beatrix Potter


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Looking for a quiet place to hide her eggs to hatch them herself, Jemima Puddle-duck encounters a gentleman fox who offers to host them at his home and organizes a party for the same evening to mark the event. Fortunately Kep, the farmer's dog, understands the fox's plan and saves Jemima and her eggs. Book illustrated with beautiful Potter's watercolors.

Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her many best-selling children's books that featured animal characters, such as Peter Rabbit. In her thirties, Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, after which she began writing and illustrating children's books full time. Having become financially independent of her parents, she was able to buy a farm in the Lake District.

Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to her husband who, after his death in 1945, left it to The National Trust to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it and protect it from developers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787246379
Publisher: Progres et Declin SA
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Series: Peter Rabbit Tales
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 318,628
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 10 Years

About the Author

Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.

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What a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen! - Listen to the story of Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer's wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.


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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck: Adapted from the Original 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Michael Flynn More than 1 year ago
Purchased this to read to the kids as I remember the story from when I was a child. The format of this makes it a poor choice to read on a nook. Not worth the 0.99 in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome it was great for my child
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sweetie_candykim on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a lovely story. I read it again after finding it in the loft. The illustrations in the book are fantastic, they have so much depth but the writing itself was brilliant too. There was no bad grammar. I hate the 'Charlie and Lola' series that encourages bad grammar because it is perceived as cute. The grammar in this is good and it also has a large vocabulary.The story itself is good. I felt myself wanting to read on and find out what happened next because it wasn't very predictable, but when Jemima mentioned a handsome man with whiskers and in the picture was a fox, I thought 'Oh no!'. I thought the fairytale happy ending might happen, but then it didn't. It had a bit of Grimm's fairytales evilness to it. However, after the fox had been caught I thought the bit after was a bit unnecessary.A classic series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted an authentic book to give my grandson. this little book is JUST LIKE the ones beatrix created and published. i was very happy with it. i also ordered the peter rabbit book also. very happy with the purchase.
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Good but a ton of typos.
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