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A novel based on the upcoming motion picture on Beatrix Potter's life, starring Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter and Ewan McGregor as the man she loved. Written by the film's screenwriter, the novel expands the plotline of his script, blending historical fact and imaginative interpretation to tell a moving story of a Victorian woman who against the odds finds independenceA novel based on the upcoming motion picture on Beatrix Potter's life, starring Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter and Ewan McGregor as the man she loved. Written by the film's screenwriter, the novel expands the plotline of his script, blending historical fact and imaginative interpretation to tell a moving story of a Victorian woman who against the odds finds independence, artistic success and romantic love....

Title : O Mundo Encantado de Beatrix Potter
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ISBN : 9789722625
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 203 Pages
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O Mundo Encantado de Beatrix Potter Reviews

  • Jess
    2019-04-26 21:11

    A charming account of how children's author Beatrix Potter defied all of society's expectations, leaving her sheltered and restricted life to experience success, independence and love.The novel is directly adapted from the script for the 2006 film starring Renée Zellweger (highly, highly recommend) - and it shows. The novel is comparatively bland and the writing washy - I think the main reason the film is so much better is because Richard Maltby Jr.'s dialogue does not indicate any intonation of voice; the film is actually quite funny whereas this felt forced. It is a brilliant imaginative interpretation of historical fact, but it wasn't executed as well as it could've been.This is a very slight expansion of the script; if it had been developed beyond its 189 pages, I'm sure it would've been much more evocative.

  • Erin
    2019-05-15 20:16

    This was a sweet instpirtaional tale of Beatrix Potter. It shined a light on an amazing woman and immediately had me working on my art. It was something like a coming of age story, with out the coming of age. I was completely wrapped up in this book and would dare to say I will read to the point of wearing it out a couple of times. I would not be surprised to find myself reading it when ever I have tough times to center myself.

  • Laura Verret
    2019-05-20 22:28

    A lovely little tale which captures the imagination of Beatrix Potter's own style in its recounting of her life. Full review to come later.

  • Lizzy 찡긋 Kim
    2019-05-21 19:35

    I read this book without moving. Sooooooooo interesting!!!!!

  • Rachel
    2019-04-25 23:33

    So cute, a lot better than the movie. There is so much more detail and she is just a cute character!

  • Martina
    2019-05-09 22:33

    I've always loved the Beatrix Potter stories, and this was a great book about her life. I also saw the movie, but I read the book first! ^^ A splendid story!

  • Nisah Haron
    2019-05-12 21:36

    I have watched "Miss Potter" the 2006-film many, many times. That movie even inspired me to go all the way to Lake District on my own last year. The film and the life of Beatrix Potter made me want to see what is Lake District all about. I found this book yesterday. Not knowing that it has been written in conjunction with the film. But, this is not entirely a movie tie-in novels. This book filled the gap left behind by the film. There are lots of things that a film cannot 'expressed'. That is where the book comes in. As much as I am enjoying the screenplay and witty dialogues exchanged throughout the film, I find this book quite engaging as well. Alas, the author of this book as also the one who wrote the screenplay. The book really filled in the gap that cannot be expressed by the film. A wonderful read indeed!

  • Ima Vee
    2019-04-23 23:21

    It made me cry while on a boat from Ormoc to Cebu. Maltby's interpretation of Potter's biography is inspirational in all of its wholeness. It was heart breaking at that cruel point of Potter's life but her strength is very uplifting. It definitely encouraged me to never give up in aspiring in the field of writing.

  • JaseyJade
    2019-04-24 19:38

    I gave this movie 4 stars, because it was such lovely and charming story. It's a page turner and it has some heartbreaking and beautiful moments in it (not to make one cry). I watched the movie as well a while ago, and it gave me the same feeling as the book did. I really enjoyed it, and I would definitely recommend this book to someone who wants to get back into reading, or someone who just want something light and nice to read. It's the type of book you pick up, with a nice cup of tea, snuggled under a blanket next to a fireplace. It is definitely worth it.I expected to finish this book a lot sooner ... but life, you know.. but it is a fast read for sure!

  • Spuzmai Achickzay
    2019-05-22 23:14

    This is a true story of Miss Beatrix Potter. The book is so lovely and engrossing to read. She is a 36 years old spinster living in London. One day she plans to publish her book ' The Tale of Peter Rabbit' and meets Mr. Norman Warne. The book is a success, and she finds her love for the very first time in Mr. Warne. The second part of the book is quite heartbreaking as Mr. Warne , her fiance dies of acute illness. Miss Potter is once again lonely. To overcome her sadness, she moves to Sawrey. There she meets lawyer William Heelis. Friendship is developed and later after few years they get married.

  • Julia
    2019-04-23 19:30

    This little book was a delight to read, about the beloved author of the Peter Rabbit books. I had these books for my children growing up. Beatrix Potter lived a sheltered life with her well to do parents and had decided early on that she will never be married. She had great talent as a story teller and as an artist. She was encouraged to get her stories published and they of course, became quite popular.

  • Jenna Vidal
    2019-05-17 22:19

    When i first heard about this book I thought that they had based on the movie on the book (common and obvious assumption) but in fact, the book in simply a slightly more detailed version of the movie. Richard Maltby, decided to write the movie as well as a book containing slightly more detail of the events portrayed in the movie.It was an easy read and a great way to learn more of Beatrix Potter's amazing and complex life.

  • Kate
    2019-04-23 23:39

    I tend to find when books come after the movie the book is always lacking. As it goes, this one is okay. It is slightly more fleshed out than the movie. Keep in mind, all the time, it's fiction based on fact. It's a good introduction to Beatrix Potter if you are unfamiliar.

  • Gréta
    2019-04-23 20:20

    Richard Maltby Jr’s novel based on the motion picture of the same name is an interpretation of the fascinating life of the famous children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. It follows her story from the circumstances of the publication of her first book portraying how she gradually grew to be a true artist and an independent woman.Contrary to Victorian social expectation, Beatrix decides not to become someone’s wife for security, and as a spinster she spends her days living in her parents’ house dedicating herself to her one passion, painting animal figures that resemble human beings. Her inner child makes a perfect match to her creativity, and her need for social activities is expressed through her animal characters that come alive in her imagination and fill the void inside her. Not surprisingly, her amusing tales about animals with vivid human personalities soon become popular. In essence, Miss Potter represents the self-made woman in an era dominated by males. I especially liked how the novel highlights the difference between rural lifestyle with its harmonic relationship with nature that inspires Beatrix’s art, and the industrialized city of London that is a completely different world; one that Miss Potter has trouble fitting in. Ultimately, however, it is the place where she finds success and unexpected love as well.The book is written in a light-hearted, charming manner including elements from both comedy and drama. With its lively narrative, it is more than a simple companion piece to the film. Beyond the fans of her work, it is an enjoyable read for those who wish to discover the remarkable life of the still beloved figure of 20th century children’s literature.

  • Drew Graham
    2019-05-18 00:26

    Apparently this book started as the screenplay for the film (written by the author) and was then fleshed out and expanded into novel form. I liked this for a few reasons: It reminded me of many parts of the movie I had forgotten; It seemed really consistent with the film, which is unusual when it comes to book/film comparison, so I could really picture the cast in the roles (though I pictured some fairly distinct differences in my mind as well); It was a quick and interesting read without a lot of irrelevant fluff. The author managed to create and develop characters in a way that works both for cinema and literature, which is something kind of remarkable, but it didn't necessarily read like a screenplay, like some books do. Reading it kind of made me wish skilled writers would publish well-written novelized versions of films more often. I should say, however, that apart from the film, this book is a charming, tragic, poetic stand-alone biography. Beatrix is a real and endearing character, believably out of place in her current society, and her friends and family are a varied and interesting supporting cast. The story is decidedly biographical, and feels like one that should be told, seeing as how she's the author of what is to date the most best-selling children's book ever. She was an artist and a visionary, she was insecure but a little damaged, and she was brilliant but unassuming. I liked it. I think I'll watch the movie again.

  • Sandra
    2019-05-03 21:31

    Já vi o filme há algum tempo, mas ainda consigo imaginar, tal como se via no filme e na mente de Beatrix, todos aqueles animais a interagirem uns com os outros e com ela. O texto foi tipo o argumento para o filme, daí que ambos estejam muito próximos.É, no fundo, a história de uma criança solitária que se refugiou na sua imaginação e aí aprendeu a viver feliz. Quando, anos mais tarde do que socialmente seria suposto, encontra o verdadeiro amor, aquele com quem pensa em algo (casamento) que estava riscado da sua lista de objetivos, Beatrix sofre um desgosto tal que a sua imaginação parece virar-se finalmente para o mundo real; um mundo onde o amor pode ressurgir e onde as querelas da vida podem ser razoavelmente vencidas.

  • Anne
    2019-05-11 00:25

    I really enjoyed this book although I thought it was pitched at a teenager's level. The style definitely felt more script than prose but that only detracted slightly from its charm. Research is now required by me to determine how much fact there was over 'Hollywood'!

  • Kathleen Dixon
    2019-05-17 00:19

    I didn't see the movie - I think it was because there were too many on at the time that I wanted to see - so when I saw this novel on a sale table I picked it up. It's an easy read, but quite delightful. Of course, I've always loved the Beatrix Potter stories, and have read them to my children, and will read them to my grandchildren. The story of Beatrix Potter is quite likely romanticised, but even so it tells something of who the woman was. And after all, no harm is done - we always tend to enlarge the characteristics of famous people, and histories are always written from the perspective of the viewer.

  • Kataklicik
    2019-04-22 00:13

    When I bought this book I didn't realise that it was written AFTER the movie. When I did realise it, I gave a huge inward groan because ehh, books made into movies usually end up terrible so imagine how a movie made into a book would fare...But I was pleasantly surprised that the book, although a little simple and straighforward, is written quite well. Made me dig out my Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter, and true enough, Richard Maltby Jr has managed to cast a new light on Peter Rabbit and friends and given the stories a new dimension. At least, for me. :)

  • Margaret Chind
    2019-05-23 02:36

    This was a book that I had the opportunity to read while visiting my sister in the spring after the birth of her fourth child. It is the novelization of the fairly recent movie Miss Potter and it is quite enchanting. I quite enjoying going into the mind of Beatrix Potter and getting to know her and bits of her life a little bit better. There were some fully depressing points in life that I did not expect, but they are not entirely surprising and I was able to be sad with her and expectant with her at all the right times. I do recommend this read.

  • Adrienne
    2019-05-11 23:23

    We have the entire collection of Beatrix Potter's books and my kids love them, so when I stumbled across this book at the library, I was intrigued. I always like knowing the personal lives behind the art I enjoy. This was a quick and easy, light, enjoyable read. I was kinda confused by a couple erotic references, since this is a children's book that was first a PG movie. I'm an adult, so I can handle that without a problem, but I'm just not sure how or why they landed in this book. Anyway, a good retelling of the life of an absolutely fascinating woman.

  • Mo
    2019-05-04 02:36

    Boy am I sucker for unrequited romance! I started the book, watched the movie, then finished the book. The movie is great, but the book is definately worth reading. By reading the book, as always, character development is much richer and deeper. I could really appreciate why Beatrix acted the way she did. Norman was probably the first to really understand and appreciate her talents and didn't dismiss them as childish or excentric. Because her imagination was immense, the despair at her loss was intense. It is an easy read and definately worth your time.

  • Teri
    2019-05-02 19:22

    I LOVED this book. My understanding is the author wrote the screenplay and then wrote this novel, based on the screenplay. However he did it, I really enjoyed it. I did not know much about Beatrix Potter before reading it and found the character that was written quite charming. I could see myself reading it again. The book contains some pictures from the movie. I haven't watched the movie yet, but am quite looking forward to it now.

  • Tina
    2019-05-19 22:25

    Simply beautiful!!! This book influenced me so that I started drawing again, for awhile I was really lost but Beatrix made me realized everything has life in its own form. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was my first story book that my Aunt read it to me along with MR. Jeremy Fisher & other wonderful stories of Beatrix’s’. Up till now I didn’t know anything about the author “sadly” but thanks to this book & Richard Maltby Jr. I know now. I’m going to read this book over & over again for sure.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-21 23:15

    I wanted to read this after I saw the movie and became a little bit fascinated with the life of Beatrix Potter. What a life she lived! So inspirational yet heart breaking. I do intend to dig deeper into her life but this was a great quick read to show everyone just how great a woman she really was. It's a mixture of fact and fiction and is truly a delight for anyone who loved Peter Rabbit and co.

  • Inês
    2019-05-13 22:35

    O Mundo encantado de Beatrix Potter é terrivelmente encantador.Richard Maltby leva-nos a conhecer uma mulher com uma imaginação prodigiosa, com a qual rimos e choramos em cada virar de página, sem nunca deixarmos a tentativa vã de nos conseguirmos equilibrar nessa linha ténue que divide a fantasia da realidade.

  • Amy
    2019-04-25 01:35

    I didn't grow up reading Peter Rabbit, but I sure wish I did; her illustrations are absolutely adorable. Sweet story and insight into Helen Beatrix Potter's life. Any of my Goodreads friends out there that may want to read this book, I will lend you mine because I was unable to get it through our library system; I bought it online.

  • Marika
    2019-04-23 23:15

    I grew up reading and loving Beatrix Potter and my mother was always a big fan of hers. This book was an enjoyable read and I loved the author's dramatization of her life. I was inspired to start drawing again after years of not drawing at all. I had to laugh after reading other reviews and realizing I wasn't the only one so inspired!

  • Sandra
    2019-04-27 03:26

    I wasn't quite sure how to rate this book, while I was reading. It is a lovely little book and I liked this Miss Potter a lot. It seemed a bit too fairytale-y for me though. And then this book broke my heart. Which, of course, means 5 stars. And looking back on it.. I loved it, I really loved it. I don't know why I was doubting about a rating.

  • Rebecca Strouse
    2019-05-14 21:19

    I loved this book which brought back so vividly the Tale of Peter Rabbit which was one of my favorite children's picture books that I'd read when I was at Granny's. Bravo to Richard Maltby for bringing Miss Potter to life!