To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques.
The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.
Random House, Inc. The Tale of Pigling Bland was published the year the Beatrix Potter was married and settled down to farming life for good. She had already been keeping pigs and she sketched them for this story, using her own farmyard as the setting. One little black pig was a household pet and features as the "perfectly lovely" Pig-wig who runs away with Pigling Bland. The Tale of Pigling Bland is number fifteen in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 3. The Tailor of Gloucester 4. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 5. The Tale of Two Bad Mice 6. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 7. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 8. The Tale of Tom Kitten 9. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck 10. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies 11. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse 12. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes 13. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 14. The Tale of Mr. Tod 15. The Tale of Pigling Bland 16. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers 17. The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan 18. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles 19. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson 20. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit 21. The Story of Miss Moppet 22. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes 23. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
Baker & Taylor Pigling sets off from home and, among his adventures, helps Pig-wig escape from Mr. Piperson.