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To: Arthur McGowan

Peter Rabbit and Peter Cottontail are different critters.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

According to the Wikepedia article, Peter Cottontail was “briefly” known as Peter Cottontail—thereafter as Peter Rabbit.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 3:47:24 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Peter Rabbit and Peter Cottontail are different critters.

Actually, they're one and the same. Peter Rabbit, who was featured in many of the books Thornton Burgess wrote for young people changed his name to Peter Cottontail in The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941).

Not too long ago, I read Burgess' Mrs. Peter Rabbit (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919), which chronicles how the moody and depressed Peter sets out from his briar patch on a journey fraught with mortal dangers from predators as well as the jealous father of Miss Fuzzytail, a doe he is pursuing. Each chapter starts out with a quote from Peter, such as "“Who has attentive ear and eye will learn a lot, if he but try.”

Young people today ought to rediscover Peter Rabbit, a far better role model than, say, the bratty and boorish Junie B. Jones, popular among young readers today.

28 posted on 03/30/2013 7:04:01 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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