The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

by Susan Wittig Albert
Best-selling author of
The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

The Tale of Applebeck Orchard
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While the villagers plot revenge for the closing of the Applebeck Footpath, Tabitha, Crumpet, Rascal, and Max begin an investigation into the whys and wherefores. Meanwhile, Miss Potter snatches a girl out of danger, arranges another girl's musical career, and helps a young woman move to Brighton, while Mr. Heelis begins to listen to his heart. (Isn't it about time?) Oh, and Miss Nash and Captain Woodcock....

But that would be to give away the story, and we don't want to do that, because we know you want to read it for yourself. We're sure you'll love the next episode in the magical life of Miss Beatrix Potter, of Near Sawrey Village!

Praise for The Cottage Tales:
"Because you are fond of fairy-tales...I have made you a story all for yourself, a new one that nobody has read before." —Miss Beatrix Potter

"Whimsical, fanciful and magical...a precious tale." —Genre Go Round Reviews

"Albert successfully conveys the atmosphere of Potter's own writing and pictures...The reader is plunged into a magical yet real world of people with problems and animals with common sense. This is the first of a series. Bring on the rest!" —Janet Overmyer,

"An exceptional mystery novel where we not only get to see some puzzles solved, but we also meet some wonderfully rich and vibrant characters. The reader also gets a wonderful picture of English village life and a tantalizing look into the heart and soul of one of the world's most famous children's book writers." —The Looking Glass Review

"...This is a book for all ages, but it seems to fit the bill perfectly for middle-schoolers who are looking for mysteries and like animal stories...Beatrix is not only an author and illustrator, she is a first-rate sleuth. We bet this series will appeal to you and your middle-school mystery fan." —The Detroit Free Press

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Applebeck Orchard
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Fifth book in the series: The Tale of Briar Bank

Seventh book in the series: The Tale of Oat Cake Crag

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