Wise Owl's Story (Little Grey Rabbit Classic Series)

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9780001983878: Wise Owl's Story (Little Grey Rabbit Classic Series)

Little Grey Rabbit is one of the classic gems of children’s literature. The series is being relaunched to tie in with a classic television adaptation, and will delight children as much today as when it was first published seventy years ago.

Little Grey Rabbit lives with Squirrel and Hare in a little house on the edge of a wood. One dark and windy night, Owl shuts all his windows carefully before flying out. But later that night, a storm whirls through the wood, and poor Owl’s tree is blown down. When little Grey Rabbit hears about it, she decides to find Owl a new house, with Squirrel and Hare’s help. But while they are out looking, Owl finds the perfect place himself – their woodshed. Now what are they going to do?

AGE 4-8 and adult fans

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LITTLE GREY RABBIT lives with Squirrel and Hare in a little house on the edge of a wood.

One dark, windy night Owl feels a storm brewing. "I must shut the windows before I go out, or my books will get wet," he tells himself.

That night the wind whirls through the wood in a fury, rattling and banging at the doors and windows of all the woodland animals.

Poor Owl! When he returns home, he finds his oak tree has blown down. His books are scattered everywhere, and his beautiful silver bell is lost.

"Suppose we go and look for a house for him," says little Grey Rabbit to Squirrel and Hare, when she discover what has happened. But while they are out looking, Owl finnds the perfect place himself – their woodshed! 'Now' what are they going to do?

ALISON UTTLEY'S Little Grey Rabbit stories have been enjoyed by children for over seventy years. Her sharply observant eye, wonderful wit and pure enjoyment of the cosy never fail to delight. It is a testament to both her and Margaret Tempest;s skill that these classic stories are as appealing today as ever.

Where little Grey Rabbit, Squirrel and Hare live, water does not come out of a tap and there is no electricity. Every morning when Grey Rabbit wakes up, she fills her kettle from the stream just beyond the garden, lights the fire, and makes the tea from daisyheads in a little brown teapot. Then she calls Squirrel and Hare down to their breakfast of lettuce, leaves, nuts and fresh milk.

ALISON UTTLEY'S love of country life – gathering spring flowers, picknicking in summer meadows and skating on frozen ponds – comes through vividly in her stories.

She wrote about her characters, "Why do children love them? Because I believe in them," and it is easy to imagine that if one looked hard enough, one might just find the Little Grey Rabbit, quick Squirrel, bold, careless Hare, kind Moldy Warp the Mole and little Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog all going about their business.

MARGARET TEMPEST'S beautiful watercolours perfectly capture this world. She illustrated the very little Grey Rabbit Story, and her partnership with Alison Uttley continued for forty years.

'The little Grey Rabbit Classic Library'

• 'Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday'
• 'Hare and the Easter Eggs'
• 'Moldy Warp the Mole'
• 'Wise Owl's story'

• GIFT EDITION
• 'Little grey's Rabbit's Christmas'

• AVAILABLE SOON
• 'Fuzzypeg goes to School'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit's May Day'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea'
• 'Water Rat's Picnic'
• 'The Knot Squirrel Tied'
• 'Squirrel Goes Skating'

About the Author:

Alison Uttley was born in 1884 in Derbyshire. She wrote about her characters, “Why do children love them? Because I believe in them.” And it is easy to imagine that just over the next hill, little Grey Rabbit, quick Squirrel, bold Hare, kind Moldy Warp and little Fuzzypeg really are all going about their business.

Margaret Tempest illustrated the very first Little Grey Rabbit story and her partnership with Alison Uttley continued successfully over the next forty years. Her beautiful, witty watercolours are as much loved and remembered today as when the stories were first published.

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