Beatrix Potter and her stories are legendary. But few people know
about the inspiration behind her most famous character.
The Moore household is abuzz whenever Miss Potter comes to
visit. And no one looks forward to her visits more than young Noel.
One day she announces that she's leaving for Scotland, but promises
to write. Soon after, Noel becomes bedridden with fever and only
begins to get well when he receives a letter from Miss Potter. The
letter is really a story -- a story with pictures written just for
Noel -- that eventually becomes The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
My Dear Noel has a simply told, endearing text that is perfect
for young children, and the charming, vivacious illustrations would
have pleased Potter herself. A fascinating Author's Note and
reproductions of famous letter also make this book a wonderful gift
for Potter enthusiasts.