Just this weekend, I had a serendipitous find at my local public library, the Salem-Panola branch of the DeKalb County Public Library system, as I checked out books for next Wednesday’s musical storytime that I’m doing there.
As I waited to check out, I glanced over and spied a carousel filled with DVD’s available for viewing. One in particular caught my eye – Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. I have often enjoyed films by both actors and reached for this film, having never seen it before. I did not realize that it is, in fact, a historical dramatization of the life of Beatrix Potter, author and creator of so many beloved children’s books, beginning with “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” I learned a great deal about Beatrix Potter that I never knew before. She was, quite obviously, a contemporary woman well ahead of her time.
While I greatly enjoyed the movie, it prompted me to do some searching online for an audio story to share with my readers, and I’m pleased to say that I found what I was looking for. For your listening pleasure, here is the Tale of Peter Rabbit. Enjoy!
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