Miss Potter has returned to Hill Top Farm to oversee the renovation of the old farmhouse and buy some sheep from Ben Hornby, whose Herdwicks are known as the best in the county. But when Old Ben dies in a fall from a clifftop, Miss Potter (and her animal friends: Tabitha Twitchet, Crumpet, and Rascal) need to know what happened to Ben, and to his missing Herdwicks and their lambs.
And if that's not enough to keep Miss Potter busy, there's the sad plight of a young girl who has come to live with her grandmother at Tidmarsh Manor. And at the top of Holly How, there is Bosworth Badger, who is worried about the disappearance of a badger mother and her two cubs, kidnapped by a ruthless badger-hunter and destined to be the victims of the vicious sport of badger-baiting. Who could guess that all of these mysteries might be related? Why, Miss Potter, of course!
The Tale of Holly How is the second 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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