Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

This story is as sweet and magical as any of Beatrix Potter's stories. You'd think I wouldn't need a dictionary for a children's tale, but unfamiliar with the world of tailors, particularly in the 1800s, I had fun learning such terms as paduosoy (heavy silk fabric with corded effect), lutestring (glossy silk fabric), tippets (scarf-like stoles, worn around the arms & above the elbows), and…oh yes, how about this cheery little word— pipkin (small earthen ware pot). Experience through Beatrix Potter's lovely illustrations and whimsical imagination the early 20th century English tailor's world where life can be set to rights by generously industrious and oh so lovable little mice.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6031.O72 T334 1997
3rd Floor Education Muth Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended

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