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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

By Beatrix Potter

Jemima is a domestic duck, whose eggs are routinely confiscated by the farmer's wife because she believes Jemima a poor sitter. Jemima searches for a place away from the farm where she can hatch her eggs without human interference, and naively confides her woes to a suave fox who invites her to nest in a shed at his home. Jemima accepts his invitation, little realising her danger.

Beatrix Potter indicated the tale was a revision of "Little Red Riding Hood" with Jemima, the fox, and the dog parallels to the fairy tale's heroine, wolf, and woodcutter. Both tales touch upon physical appetite, temptation, and foolish behaviour. The book was hugely popular, and is considered one of her best among critics.

This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

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  • ISBN: 9781772263046
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0
  • Page count: 64
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The Author

Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District, developing a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted.