The Tale of Peter Rabbit



The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Story Summary
Peter Rabbit sneaks away from his sisters and mother to go to Mr McGregor’s garden.  He enjoys eating all sorts of vegetables until Mr McGregor finds the little rabbit.  Peter must run and hide, and run some more, or else Mr McGregor will catch him and put him into a pie!  If he weren’t such a disobedient rabbit, Peter might not have got himself into this mess in the first place.

About Beatrix Potter
Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) wrote and illustrated many classic children’s books including The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  Childhood pets and her love for animals greatly influenced the characters of her stories.  Inspiration also came from her family trips to Scotland and the English countryside.  The Tale of Peter Rabbit was Beatrix’s first book which originated from a letter she wrote to a five-year-old boy named Noel, who was sick.  As a child, Beatrix had a pet rabbit named Peter, whom she used to observe all day long and sketch pictures of.

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