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Peter Rabbit celebrates 100th Anniversary

As the "Tale of Peter Rabbit", the inaugural book in the itty-bitty book series about Peter and his many companions, celebrates its centenary publication, Associate Professor Barbara Kiefer comments on the character's broad appeal.

As the "Tale of Peter Rabbit", the inaugural book in the itty-bitty book series about Peter and his many companions, celebrates its centenary publication, Associate Professor Barbara Kiefer comments on the character's broad appeal. "It's a classic story; it's almost mythological. The hero leaves home, goes into the wider world, faces danger, comes back chastened, but still a hero."

Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been reprinted more than 250 times since 1902. "Peter Rabbit" and the 22 other itty-bitty books about Peter's misadventures with bunny-siblings Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, and friends, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, are sold in 35 languages at a rate of 5 million copies a year.

The article, entitled "Peter Rabbit celebrates 100th Anniversary" appeared in the March 22, 2002 edition of the Rochester Post Bulletin.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2002

Peter Rabbit celebrates 100th Anniversary

As the "Tale of Peter Rabbit", the inaugural book in the itty-bitty book series about Peter and his many companions, celebrates its centenary publication, Associate Professor Barbara Kiefer comments on the character's broad appeal. "It's a classic story; it's almost mythological. The hero leaves home, goes into the wider world, faces danger, comes back chastened, but still a hero."

Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been reprinted more than 250 times since 1902. "Peter Rabbit" and the 22 other itty-bitty books about Peter's misadventures with bunny-siblings Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, and friends, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, are sold in 35 languages at a rate of 5 million copies a year.

The article, entitled "Peter Rabbit celebrates 100th Anniversary" appeared in the March 22, 2002 edition of the Rochester Post Bulletin.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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