THE FAIRY CARAVAN is the story of a miniature circus, William and Alexander's Travelling Circus. It is no ordinary circus, for Alexander is a highland terrier and William is Pony Billy who draws the caravan. Beatrix Potter wrote this chapter book for older children towards the end of her writing career. She wrote it for her own pleasure and at the request of friends in America who shared her love of the Lake District and north country tales.
The fashion designers behind the new Beatrix Potter book covers share the inspiration for their designs. Unexpected and playful, the new collection celebrates these timeless stories and their influence on British culture today.
Editor Jo Hanks tells us about the discovery of the manuscript, hints at the return of our favourite Beatrix Potter characters and why she chose Quentin Blake to illustrate the new tale