Jane Johnson UC My Dear Noel

ISBN 13: 9780140562750

UC My Dear Noel

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9780140562750: UC My Dear Noel

"I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter". A little boy called Noel is friends with Beatrix Potter. When he falls ill, she finds a way to cheer him up, even though she is far away. The original version of "Peter Rabbit" is included.

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Jane Johnson is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Princess and the Painter, which, along with My Dear Noel, she wrote while living in Washington, D.C., with her American husband. Jane Johnson currently lives in London.
Jane Johnson is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Princess and the Painter, which, along with My Dear Noel, she wrote while living in Washington, D.C., with her American husband. Jane Johnson currently lives in London.

From Publishers Weekly:

Johnson's (The Princess and the Painter) spare tale will be lapped up by anyone who ever loved Beatrix Potter's cotton-tailed hero. Her story tells of the famous letter that Potter sent to an ill London boy in 1893 that later evolved into The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Elegant watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork brimming with period details focuses on Noel Moore and his cherubic siblings as they eagerly await a visit from Miss Potter; simultaneous views of Potter in her home cleverly hint at her professional interests. Irresistible in sailor suits and smocked dresses, the children greet their friend: "Noel had known her longest, so he felt she belonged to him more than to Eric or Marjorie or Freda." The ideal guest, she arrives with gifts for all, also bringing her mischievous pet mice and rabbit, Peter. As Potter departs, she explains to Noel that she is going to Scotland and will not be able to visit for awhile, but "I shall write." When her envelope arrives, it is just the tonic needed by Noel, who has spent the summer in bed, "forgetting how it felt to be well": the child decides that Mrs. Potter's tale of a feisty hero named Peter Rabbit is "really about me!" Johnson's credible dialogue and her precisely detailed Victorian setting make these endearing, century-old characters impressively lifelike and immediate. A facsimile of Potter's original missive to Noel on the endpapers tops off this inviting introduction to an extraordinary artist and her best-known work. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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