Beatrix Potter loves the warmth of Sawrey, her new hometown. But even the kindest of souls can turn snappish when houseguests overstay their welcome. When Beatrix returns from London, she finds the attic overrun with rats. Rosabelle, resident rat and generous hostess, has offered her family a place to stay.
But when word gets out, Rosabelle is soon hosting dozens of rat families,. The answer? Cats, of course—and thereby hangs a tale. Then a mysterious outsider plans to ruin the pristine shoreline of Lake Windermere by building a sprawl of villas. And trouble has beset three village children, favorites of Beatrix, who are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Beatrix must work with her friends-human and animal-to set things right.
The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood is the third book in Susan Wittig Albert's series of eight Cottage Tales. A collectible series for readers of all ages.
Praise for The Cottage Tales:
"A mystery that's a stellar tribute to the famous children's author. As charming as the 'little books' themselves, this is sure to delight Beatrix Potter fans and cozy lovers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly
"Enchantment." —Kirkus Reviews
"Ms. Albert has a light whimsical touch and integrates animal and human thoughts and conversations in a refreshing, matter-of-fact of way. Delightful and charming old fashioned village mystery, with a twist. It should appeal to teens, animal lovers, and devotees of Beatrix Potter of all ages." —Judith Rovenger, Youth Services Consultant for the Westchester Library System, Ardsley NY
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