The Tailor of Gloucester Hardback
Illustrated by Beatrix Potter
Part of the Beatrix Potter Originals series
"The Tailor of Gloucester" was first published in 1903 and tells the story of a poor tailor trying to survive in his freezing workshop over a hard winter.
He has a terribly important commission to complete for the Mayor of Gloucester's wedding on Christmas Day but is ill and tired, and before long is running out of food and thread, as well as time!
How will he possibly complete the beautiful coat and embroidered waistcoat?
Luckily, there lives in the dresser, some very kind and very resourceful mice who set about helping the poor tailor with his work.
Not only are they exceedingly helpful, but they are also, luckily, far too clever for the tailor's sly cat, Simpkin. "The Tailor of Gloucester" is number three in "Beatrix Potter's" series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"; "The Tailor of Gloucester"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of Two Bad Mice"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"; "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"; "The Tale of Tom Kitten"; "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"; "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes"; "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"; "The Tale of Mr. Tod"; "The Tale of Pigling Bland";"The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"; "The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan"; "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"; "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson"; "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"; "The Story of Miss Moppet"; "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"; and, "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes".
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 64 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/03/2002
- Category: Picture books: character books
- ISBN: 9780723247722