Thursday, August 27, 2009

Book Review (Audio): The Tale of Hill Top Farm:The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert (read by Virginia Leishman)

Product Description:
The author of Peter Rabbit and other creature tales, Beatrix Potter is still, after a century, beloved by children and adults the world over. In this first Cottage Tale, Albert introduces Beatrix, an animal lover who has just bought a farm in England's beautiful Lake District. As Beatrix tries to win over the hearts of her fellow villagers, her animal friends set out to solve a mystery all their own.

I first became aware of The Tale of Hilltop Farm by Susan Wittig Albert while I was reading Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear back in 2007. Of course, I forgot about it until I recently came across a review. I promptly put it on hold and decided to go for the audio book.

The story is full of fun characters--people and animals, the quirkiness of a small village, and lots of information about Beatrix Potter. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to the next book in the series, The Tale of Holly How. Even though I enjoyed the reading by Virginia Leishman, I am choosing to read the story rather than listen. If you want to know about all the books in the series, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, click here.

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