Beatrix Potter on the Kindle

I’ve found all the original Beatrix Potter stories for the Kindle — and with all of their illustrations in tact!

This is a real triumph, because you can also purchase all of the stories for free — if you’re willing to forgo the illustrations. (Because many of them were published more than a century ago, I’m guessing the copyright on the texts have expired.) Surprisingly, there are illustrations in at least one of the free editions of Beatrix Potter’s books — Project Gutenberg’s free version of The Tale of Peter Rabbit — but they’re by an entirely different illustrator named Virginia Albert. In fact, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find any illustrated versions of Potter’s books that could be read on the Kindle.

Fortunately, one of the Amazon reviewers reported that, yes, the pictures do come through on the Kindle — in black and white. “This brings me back to the time I learned to love reading,” they added, and I think it is a kind of a milestone. For many people, I’m sure that among their first memories of reading are those lavishly-illustrated fairy tales by Beatrix Potter.

And now you can read them on your Kindle!

(Here’s a list of the stories included in this illustrated edition….)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Pie and the Patty-Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The Tale of Pigling Bland
Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes

3 thoughts on “Beatrix Potter on the Kindle

  1. I just followed your link and purchased the 1.00$ version.

    “Works are not illustrated.”

    The other linked version (0.95$ and marked “illustrated”) apparently has a mix of BP’s work and some other artist’s illustrations.

    1. The free versions aren’t illustrated. But I just double-checked, and all of the original illustrations are in the linked book. (Its complete title is “Beatrix Potter Tales ILLUSTRATED – The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Tom Kitten & more. 19 tales & Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes…” I even double-checked it against a print edition of Beatrix Potters tales to make sure the Kindle version still had all of Potter’s illustrations.

      For some reason “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” appears with the non-Potter illustrations by Virginia Albert. These are the same illustrations that appear in Project Gutenberg’s free edition, so I’m wondering if those are from the original 1902 edition. But starting with the second story in the Kindle edition — The Tailor of Gloucester — all of Potter’s original illustrations are still in tact!

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