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verhaal van de kleine langoortjes. uit het Engels, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
Warne and Co Ltd 1909 - bound, Original wrappers, 27 lithographs complet. 85pp. first translating in Dutch. Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), was an English children's book author and illustrator, primarily. She was also a farmer, a conservationist, and a natural explorer fascinated by science and the wonders of the natural world around her, be they flora or fauna. From a very early age, Potter took to the outdoor world like a fish to water, rambling the countryside, woods and waterways near her home whenever she could. She was a lonely child. Her younger brother Bertram was sent away to boarding school, and Potter had few friends. As well, the lion?s share of her upbringing was seen to by various servants, nannies and governesses. Most days, Potter would only see her parents at bedtime, though they spent time together as a family on special occasions. Perhaps it was this loneliness and isolation that was the catalyst for Potter?s imagination and devotion to nature. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Potter?s few social interactions resulted in her creating an imaginary world of friends inside herself, for amusement and to keep herself company. Her most iconic character, Peter Rabbit (more famous than his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) was named for a real-life beloved pet that Potter used to bring along for adventures on a leash. This sense of isolation and longing to belong may also contribute to the enormous popularity with children of Potter's stories - the wonder, delight and magic in the tales are accompanied by a real understanding of the wistfulness and loneliness that color the experience of being little. 0 g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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