The Tale of Pigling Bland

The Tale of Pigling Bland: The original and authorized edition

Children's, Characters
Hardback Published on: 07/03/2002
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Synopsis

Once upon a time there was an old pig called Aunt Pettitoes…
Aunt Pettitoes has lots of piglets; four little girls and four little boys to be precise but when they prove to be too much mischief she sends them off to market but little Pigling Bland finds that he can get himself into just as much trouble on the way to market as he can at home.
The Tale of Pigling Bland was published the year the Beatrix Potter was married and settled down to farming life for good. She had already been keeping pigs and she sketched them for this story, using her own farmyard as the setting. One little black pig was a household pet and features as the 'perfectly lovely' Pig-wig who runs away with Pigling Bland.
One of the world’s greatest children’s writers and illustrators, Beatrix Potter created some of the most recognisable characters in English literature, including [Peter Rabbit](/book/the-tale-of-peter-rabbit/beatrix-potter/9780723247708), [Jemima Puddle-Duck](/book/the-tale-of-jemima-puddle-duck/beatrix-potter/beatrix-potter/9780723247784) and [Benjamin Bunny](/book/the-tale-of-benjamin-bunny/beatrix-potter/beatrix-potter/9780723247739).
Today Beatrix Potter's original twenty-three tales are still published by Frederick Warne, alongside a wide range of other formats including baby books, sound books, christening gifts and more. These original editions bring the world of Beatrix Potter to life just as readers have enjoyed them for generations. The Tale of Pigling Bland, the nineteenth book to be published, is number fifteen in this series of charming stories.
Find out more about Beatrix Potter and browse the full range of Waterstones products on our [Beatrix Potter page](/author/beatrix-potter).

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780723247845
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Weight: 135g
  • Dimensions: 146 x 114 x 14 mm

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The Tale of Pigling Bland
Charming
Timeless classic. Perfect for reading to the little ones and perfect for them to start reading on their own. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Simply c... READ MORE
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