Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Review: The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig Albert

Book Description:
Miss Potter has returned to Hill Top Farm to oversee the renovation of the old farmhouse and buy some sheep from Ben Hornby, whose Herdwicks are known as the best in the county. But when Old Ben dies in a fall from a clifftop, Miss Potter (and her animal friends: Tabitha Twitchet, Crumpet, and Rascal) need to know what happened to Ben, and to his missing Herdwicks and their lambs.

And if that's not enough to keep Miss Potter busy, there's the sad plight of a young girl who has come to live with her grandmother at Tidmarsh Manor. And at the top of Holly How, there is Bosworth Badger, who is worried about the disappearance of a badger mother and her two cubs, kidnapped by a ruthless badger-hunter and destined to be the victims of the vicious sport of badger-baiting. Who could guess that all of these mysteries might be related? Why, Miss Potter, of course!

The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig Albert is the second book in the The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. I recently finished the first book, The Tale of Hill Top Farm* in audio format. The Tale of Holly How has the same charming set of characters with a few new ones included, quite a bit of mystery and suspense and wonderful tidbits centered around Beatrix Potter. I am enjoying this series and am heading off to the library to pick up the next book, The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood.

*The Tale of Hill Top Farm review.

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