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The Tailor of Gloucester is part of the Peter Rabbit and Friends series. The Tailor of Gloucester is an illustrated book and features the illustrations of Beatrix Potter. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The book includes the character Peter Rabbit.
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Peter Rabbit and Friends
The first of Beatrix Potter's tales - the Tale of Peter Rabbit - started initially as a tale in a letter to the son of her governess, Noel. She revised the story into a book but was unable to find a publisher so published it herself. After its success, Frederick Warne agreed to publish it if she coloured the illustrations. Beatrix went on to write and illustrate a further 22 tales, all of which have become classic best sellers.
This is my absolute favourite Beatrix Potter tale about a tailor who is to make the coat for the mayor's wedding but falls ill. Instead the mice creep in and finish it for him so that when he awakes after three days the coat and waistcoat are quite finished apart from one buttonhole and a note saying "no more twist". It is really a play on the old "Elves and the Shoemaker" story. The language in the story is quite old fashioned but it is lovely to read aloud.