ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 25, 2013
The Further Tale Of Peter Rabbit (Small Format),
By (author) Emma Thompson
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.
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.” Eleanor Taylor grew up in Scotland and England, and has a great affinity for the countryside of both places, which is beautifully reflected in the engaging characters and beautiful scenes illustrated in this book.