The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter #3)
Miss Potter's new hometown of Holly How is having its share of troubles, and three children, favorites of Beatrix, are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Now, with her signature tact, Beatrix must work with her friends-human and animal-to set things right.
"When Beatrix returns to Hill Top Farm from her parents' home in London, she finds the attic overrun with rats. Rosabelle, resident rat and generous hostess, has offered her family a place to stay ...more
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Now, you may think it strange and perhaps even silly that a woman of Beatrix Potter's age (I won't say exactly what that is, but some might say she was old enough to know better) would get down on her hands and knees to hunt for fairy doorways in the mossy roots of old oak trees, or stop to build a little garden-house for fairies who wanted to have their supper out of ...more
Here's a quote that I especially liked about Beatrix's manner:
"But Beatrix was a practical person. She stayed cheerful by focusing on what she had and what she could do, rather than making herself unhappy by longing for what she would never have or couldn't do....And that was the way she intended to deal with everything else in her life--her family responsibilities, ...more
one of the towns local residents has returned from the Boer Wars with a mysterious and all together unknown
women as his bride. But she is not what she appears to be. Secondly, some of the children that Beatrix has
grown fond of are wondering if there really are such things as fairies? As before Beatrix is always in the right pace at the right down to get to the bottom of both mysteries.
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