There is just something about escaping to another world when you open the pages of a book. As a teacher, I get to share this excitement with my students 180 days a year. Not only do I get to ignite that passion in my students, but also, I get to partake in that journey. Every summer I spend hours combing through the shelves of our local library and bookstores searching for the perfect books to introduce in the new school year. While there may be a great selection of newer titles out there for me to choose from, I ALWAYS make a point to bring in the classics. Students need to know about these books from the past that have stood the test of time!
In recent years movie studios have discovered what I already knew about those classics….they are worth making into movies. With today’s technology, many of those beloved classics are finding their way to the big screen, and I could not be more ecstatic. This February one of my favorite children’s authors, Beatrix Potter, will find her most famous creation hit the big screen.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit has sold over of 45 million copies globally since its initial publication by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. She personally oversaw the launch of subsequent products, making Peter Rabbit the oldest licensed character in history. Today over 2 million of her ‘little books’ are sold globally every year, and Peter Rabbit has appeared in books and products in more than 110 countries throughout the world.
About the Movie
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
Living One Full Life is happy to give away 2 family four pack of tickets to see an early screening of Peter Rabbit at Atlanta Station on February 3 at 10 am. Giveaway ends January 3.
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