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Title:
The tailor of Gloucester
Author:
Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943.
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Publication Information:
Saxonville, MA : Rabbit Ears Productions, [1988]

©1988
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (48 min.) : 1 7/8 ips + 1 book ([40] pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm)
Summary:
The Tailor needs his last skein of thread to finish a waistcoat for a wealthy client. His cat has hidden it from him, because the Tailor freed the mice the cat had caught. The mice save the day by finishing the coat.
General Note:
"Children's classics from the stars." -- Container.

At head of title: Meryl Streep reads The tailor of Gloucester.

Based on The tailor of Gloucester / Beatrix Potter ; illustration by David Jorgensen. Saxonville, MA : Rabbit Ears Books, c1988.

"Children can just flip cassette to replay same recording on both sides."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 106814.
ISBN:
9780887080852

9780689803628
Format :
Sound Cassette

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Summary

Summary

When the tailor becomes sick and cannot finish the waistcoat for the Mayor, the mice finish it for him.


Summary

When the old tailor frees the little mice his cat, Simpkin, caught for supper, the vengeful cat hides the last skein of cherry-colored thread, which the tailor needs to finish the Lord High mayor's new Christmas waistcoat.


Author Notes

(Helen) Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in London where she was privately educated. During most of her adult life, she lived in a farm cottage in Sawrey, Westmoreland County.

She was unsuccessful in trying to publish her serious botanical work, watercolor studies of fungi, but she wrote and privately published "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for an invalid child in 1900. This story became a children's classic throughout the world. Other animal characters created by her include, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Her tales are illustrated by her own hand in delicate and detailed watercolor pictures depicting her characters. Potter's other works include "The Tailor of Gloucester" published in 1902 and "The Tale of Tom Kitten" published in 1907.

At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum.

(Bowker Author Biography)


(Helen) Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in London where she was privately educated. During most of her adult life, she lived in a farm cottage in Sawrey, Westmoreland County.

She was unsuccessful in trying to publish her serious botanical work, watercolor studies of fungi, but she wrote and privately published "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for an invalid child in 1900. This story became a children's classic throughout the world. Other animal characters created by her include, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Her tales are illustrated by her own hand in delicate and detailed watercolor pictures depicting her characters. Potter's other works include "The Tailor of Gloucester" published in 1902 and "The Tale of Tom Kitten" published in 1907.

At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets - when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta - there lived a tailor in Gloucester. He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark. Excerpted from The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets - when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta - there lived a tailor in Gloucester. He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark. Excerpted from The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.