Monday, March 28, 2016

The Classics - Opening Lines: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree." 
(Published 1902)
 
I love the classics and plan to share some "opening lines" over the coming months. Comment if you like, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, but were they really?

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful choice today Sharon.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Such a darling story. Kids still love it!

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  2. So simple, and I remember those lines clearly. I think I was four when I first either read or heard them.

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  3. Great read. Writing styles may (or may not) have changed, good stories remain timeless.

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  4. I remember reading this book and so enjoying it. Maybe one of these is actually the Easter Bunny:)

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  5. I think I read this book as a kid. It's always seemed familiar to me, but I don't specifically remember reading it.

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    1. That's my experience. I just know it. Not sure who read it to me first.

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  6. I read (or had read to me) the Beatrix Potter books over and over and over as a child. Still love them. <3

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