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Starred Review from Publishers Weekly for "A Celebration of Beatrix Potter"

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter, published by the beloved author's historic editor Frederick Warne & Co., has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For this project, Penguin Random House commissioned text and illustrations from more than 30 contemporary children's book illustrators, providing the artists' own spins on beloved Potter tales. Kelly Murphy created an illustration representing Peter Rabbit's nemesis Mr. McGregor (left), and contributed a short essay about her appreciation for Potter's work.

"Understandably, remorseless gardener Mr. McGregor looms large in several images. Brendan Wenzel calls him "a near perfect bogeyman" and, in a spooky watercolor, depicts him staring through milky glasses; Kelly Murphy pictures him in the same inscrutable spectacles, brandishing a sharp-toothed rake."

—Publishers Weekly
Posted on October 3rd, 2016See more news about Publishers Weekly, Starred Reviews