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To celebrate 110 years of Peter Rabbit, Emma Thompson has penned The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit as homage to the author, Beatrix Potter.

Thompson has set Peter Rabbit’s next adventure in Scotland. Peter Rabbit will at last travel further afield leaving the confines of Mr McGregor’s Garden.

Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Children’s Books said, “It is fitting that in a year that celebrates 110 years of Peter Rabbit we move this beloved character forwards and provide him with a brand new adventure. Children the world over have grown up enjoying these stories and now they can look forward to this exciting new addition to their collection. Emma’s writing is both fresh and original yet pays homage to Potter’s own unique style.”

The retelling of a classic is always a tricky business, but Emma Thompson has proven herself as a writer both for adults (Sense and Sensibility - screenplay) and for children (Nanny McPhee - screenplay).

Emma Thompson’s words ring true. “I have to write for everyone. What really fascinates me is how you make films or make stories that can genuinely be shared by different groups.”

A picture book is certainly a story that can be shared between parent and child. Here is a sneak preview. The book will be released in September.

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