The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin


THE TALE OF
SQUIRREL NUTKIN


BY
BEATRIX POTTER

Author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and was first published in August 1903 by Frederick Warne & Co. The book followed Beatrix Potter's successful The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and also became a big hit.


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin Summary

Squirrel Nutkin is a story about a red squirrel named Nutkin, his brother Twinkleberry, and other little squirrels sail to Owl Island on little rafts which they made of twigs. They offer owl Old Brown a gift and ask for his permission to collect nuts on his island.

Old Brown permits the squirrels to go about their work, for six days the squirrels offer gifts to Old Brown and  impertinent Nutkin sing-song riddles that taunts the owl with everyday. The Old owl seizes Nutkin and tries to skin him alive.


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