Author(s): Alison Uttley
A long time ago there lived in a little house on the edge of a wood, a Hare, a Squirrel, and a Little Grey Rabbit. Little Grey Rabbit is a country Rabbit and, together with her woodland friends, she celebrates each year's changing seasons. From spring and summer to autumn and winter, there is always a new adventure for Hare, Squirrel and Little Grey Rabbit. Alison Uttley's Little Grey Rabbit Stories have captured the imaginations of generations of children since their first publication in 1929. In Little Grey Rabbit's Year of Stories, six seasonal tales are brought together in one beautiful book. The stories are published with a foreword by Alison Uttley's biographer, Professor Denis Judd.
Classic Little Grey Rabbit stories for every season...
Just like Beatrix Potter, Alison Uttley's Little Grey Rabbit stories have an enduring appeal that never dates. Little Grey Rabbit is a country Rabbit who lives with the changes of the seasons and enjoys all the different celebrations throughout the year. This treasury contains eight seasonal stories: Hare and the Easter Eggs, Little Grey Rabbit's May Day, Water Rat's Picnic, Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea, Fuzzypeg goes to School and Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas. The delicate illustrations by Margaret Tempest are the perfect accompaniment to the story. This is a beautifully produced edition and a book to treasure. It's a perfect gift book and then you can share the book with your child as each celebration comes along - I think this would make the book very special, rather than reading it all in one go. -- Sarah Brew Parents in Touch First published in 1929, Little Grey Rabbit is an enduring character. This charming tome has six seasonal tales (GBP12.99, Templar). -- Alison Potter Prima Baby & Pregnancy This is a wonderful compendium of one of my childhood favourites, and I was over the moon to be able to review it. [...] It's nice how the stories included in this volume go through the seasons, which all have fun activities to try, and hurdles to face together. It's a perfect introduction to the world of Little Grey Rabbit if you've never entered it before, and a nostalgic read for those who already know and love the characters inside. -- Jessica Pitcairn Nayu's Reading Corner
Alison Uttley (1884-1976) said of her characters, "Why do children love them? Because I believe in them." She grew up at Castle Top Farm in Derbyshire, and her passion for the countryside comes across vividly in her timeless Little Grey Rabbit stories.