The Fairy Caravan

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The Fairy Caravan
Author Beatrix Potter
Illustrator Beatrix Potter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher 1929 Alexander McKay (US)
1952 F. Warne & Co (UK)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 225
OCLC 54274386
Preceded by Peter Rabbit's Almanac for 1929
Followed by Sister Anne

The Fairy Caravan is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published in 1929 by Alexander McKay in Philadelphia, as Beatrix Potter did not wish to publish the book in UK, presuming it would not appeal to a British audience.[1] The book was then reprinted and released in Britain by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1952.[2]


The story follows the adventures of Tuppenny, a young guinea pig who runs away from home to join a travelling circus.


The woods and estate surrounding Graythwaite Hall in the Lake District, Cumbria, are the backdrop for Potter's story. They were a favourite walking spot for Wordsworth.


The book is described by Margaret Drabble as: '...those later written ... for the US....' ; and also: '...of little interest' .[3]


  1. ^ "The Fairy Caravan by Beatrix Heelis ("Beatrix Potter")". CHRISTIE'S. 
  2. ^ "Delphi Complete Peter Rabbit Tales (Illustrated) - Beatrix Potter". Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Drabble, Margaret (Editor) (1985). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 781. ISBN 0-19-866130-4. 

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