Illustrator Quentin Blake on ‘new’ Beatrix Potter tale/Video (BBC)


Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs Tiggywinkle are just some of Beatrix Potter’s most beloved creations… Now a newly-discovered character is making its to the bookshelf – The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots.

The story was written more than a 100 years ago, and has been brought to life by illustrator Quentin Blake.

Holly Hamilton reports/BBC.

You can watch the short video*here*

“A serious, well-behaved young black cat, who leads a daring double life defeating vile villains.”

When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all – Mr. Tod!



The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is published by Frederick Warne & Co, Potter’s original publisher, and is out now.

Read more about the story behind the story *here* and *here*

(Illustrations copyright: Quentin Blake).




The only illustration that Beatrix Potter did of Kitty-in-Boots.


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Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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8 Responses to Illustrator Quentin Blake on ‘new’ Beatrix Potter tale/Video (BBC)

  1. rubycommenting says:

    Illustrations are a comfort to me, they remind me of a better part of my childhood, reading storybooks. As an adult, I got Aesops Fables and The Brothers Grimm. Ever read The Town Musicians Of Bremen? It’s about a bunch of scapegoats, but they are animals, who together, make a strong force.

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  2. I have fond memories of my stay in Beatrix Potter Land back in ’94.Yes, the name escapes me right now but it’s in the Lakes district & Ihave mentioned it before.

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