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Die Geschichte vom Schneider von Gloucester ist eine Originalgeschichte von Beatrix Potter und erzählt von dem armen, aber fleißigen Schneider, der einen sehr wichtigen Auftrag bis Weihnachten fertig zu stellen hat. Der Schneider wird aber krank und ist erschöpft, seine Lebensmittel wie auch Materialien sind schon so gut wie aufgebraucht. Wie soll er bloß den wunderschönen Die Geschichte vom Schneider von Gloucester ist eine Originalgeschichte von Beatrix Potter und erzählt von dem armen, aber fleißigen Schneider, der einen sehr wichtigen Auftrag bis Weihnachten fertig zu stellen hat. Der Schneider wird aber krank und ist erschöpft, seine Lebensmittel wie auch Materialien sind schon so gut wie aufgebraucht. Wie soll er bloß den wunderschönen Hochzeitsmantel und die bestickte Weste rechtzeitig für den Bürgermeister von Gloucester fertigstellen? Zum Glück leben in seiner Kommode sehr freundliche und zahlreiche Mäuse, die sich daran machen, dem armen Schneider zu helfen. Und sie sind nicht nur außergewöhnlich hilfreich, sondern auch glücklicherweise viel, viel zu schlau für die Katze Simpkin des Schneiders. Mit 23 liebevoll gestalteten Farb- und 7 Schwarzweißillustrationen, 11 Cliparts zum Download und 4 Ausmalbildern. Frei überarbeitet und übersetzt von Elizabeth M. Potter.


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Die Geschichte vom Schneider von Gloucester ist eine Originalgeschichte von Beatrix Potter und erzählt von dem armen, aber fleißigen Schneider, der einen sehr wichtigen Auftrag bis Weihnachten fertig zu stellen hat. Der Schneider wird aber krank und ist erschöpft, seine Lebensmittel wie auch Materialien sind schon so gut wie aufgebraucht. Wie soll er bloß den wunderschönen Die Geschichte vom Schneider von Gloucester ist eine Originalgeschichte von Beatrix Potter und erzählt von dem armen, aber fleißigen Schneider, der einen sehr wichtigen Auftrag bis Weihnachten fertig zu stellen hat. Der Schneider wird aber krank und ist erschöpft, seine Lebensmittel wie auch Materialien sind schon so gut wie aufgebraucht. Wie soll er bloß den wunderschönen Hochzeitsmantel und die bestickte Weste rechtzeitig für den Bürgermeister von Gloucester fertigstellen? Zum Glück leben in seiner Kommode sehr freundliche und zahlreiche Mäuse, die sich daran machen, dem armen Schneider zu helfen. Und sie sind nicht nur außergewöhnlich hilfreich, sondern auch glücklicherweise viel, viel zu schlau für die Katze Simpkin des Schneiders. Mit 23 liebevoll gestalteten Farb- und 7 Schwarzweißillustrationen, 11 Cliparts zum Download und 4 Ausmalbildern. Frei überarbeitet und übersetzt von Elizabeth M. Potter.

30 review for Die Geschichte vom Schneider von Gloucester (inklusive Ausmalbilder und Cliparts zum Download): The Tailor of Gloucester

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    I think this is my favorite of all of Beatrix Potter's lovely illustrated tales - and it was the author's favorite too! It has a Christmastime setting and a nice message about the spirit of the season, so it was great to revisit it. A poor, aged tailor in England in olden times, "when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta," has a major sewing project that could make him or break him: the mayor of Gloucester is getting married in four days, on Christmas, and th I think this is my favorite of all of Beatrix Potter's lovely illustrated tales - and it was the author's favorite too! It has a Christmastime setting and a nice message about the spirit of the season, so it was great to revisit it. A poor, aged tailor in England in olden times, "when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta," has a major sewing project that could make him or break him: the mayor of Gloucester is getting married in four days, on Christmas, and the tailor has accepted the task of sewing "a coat of cherry-coloured corded silk embroidered with pansies and roses, and a cream coloured satin waistcoat—trimmed with gauze and green worsted chenille." (I love the clothing descriptions.) All the pieces of cloth have been cut out, and all the trimming ... except the tailor needs one more skein of cherry-coloured twisted silk. But it's late, so the tailor goes home and asks his cat Simpkin to use his last fourpence to buy food and the twist, because cats run errands in these kinds of books. While Simpkin is off doing the shopping, the tailor hears some little knocking noises. He turns over several teacups, and there are mice underneath! They bow and curtsy politely and then run off. But Simpkin is angry when he gets home and his mouse dinner has disappeared. So he hides the twist of silk. Now the tailor is terribly sick in bed, and he doesn't know where the twist is, and Simpkin is still pouting about his mice. How will the mayor get his wedding coat and waistcoat? So delightful how Beatrix Potter weaves together legends (animals speaking on Christmas Eve; mice acting like little elves) and the spirit of Christmas! This story of the tailor also has some basis in fact, per Wikipedia: in Potter's day some apprentices surprised a tailor by finishing a major project overnight. The tailor liked to say it was the fairies who did it. :) This enchanting 1903 children's story is free online here at Project Gutenberg, along with the illustrations. December 2018 buddy read with the Retro Reads group.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Orey

    My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. This book is so so sooo long that it made me appreciate the conciseness of the others in the series. Nothing was really gained by having so many more words except that it takes longer to read. The whole thing is rendered a bit dull by the length. But the unnecessary length aside, there's an okay story here about a poor tailor, some needy wealthy patron, a moody cat, and My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. This book is so so sooo long that it made me appreciate the conciseness of the others in the series. Nothing was really gained by having so many more words except that it takes longer to read. The whole thing is rendered a bit dull by the length. But the unnecessary length aside, there's an okay story here about a poor tailor, some needy wealthy patron, a moody cat, and a lot of grateful mice who help the tailor out after he frees them from the cat's weird cup torture routine. The illustrations are, as always, pretty good. At this point I'd read a lot of stories like this one (overworked worker gets supernatural help and gets famous), but my kid hadn't. My kid liked it for the most part, though there were a lot of questions about the drawn out endless scenes of tailoring that didn't really offer much in terms of practice or detail. But hey, it was refreshing to get a happy-ish ending from Beatrix Potter for once!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hilary

    A tailor falls ill before Christmas and cannot finish an important coat for the mayor. Luckily some mice with super sewing skills help in this Christmas version of the elves and the shoemaker. The illustrations are lovely and we really enjoyed the part where it mentions the legend that animals can talk on Christmas Eve after midnight and before dawn. We found it interesting that the only other illustration we can think of depicting at tailor at work also shows the tailor sitting cross legged on A tailor falls ill before Christmas and cannot finish an important coat for the mayor. Luckily some mice with super sewing skills help in this Christmas version of the elves and the shoemaker. The illustrations are lovely and we really enjoyed the part where it mentions the legend that animals can talk on Christmas Eve after midnight and before dawn. We found it interesting that the only other illustration we can think of depicting at tailor at work also shows the tailor sitting cross legged on the table. We enjoyed the sewing details and after a trip to buy some sewing supplies yesterday, we are confident there will not be the cries of 'No more twist' from our house this Christmas!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jo (A follower of wizards)

    I'm currently revisiting all of Beatrix Potter's works, and this one, was next on my list. I think this beautiful book is probably a favourite. It has a certain atmosphere, and it makes one think of Xmas. I think it is wonderful how Potter manages to create and weave together a story with mice and humans with ease. The illustrations are of an exquisite quality, as they are with all of the Beatrix Potter books. These add to the experience in a profound way, and it is very understandable why these I'm currently revisiting all of Beatrix Potter's works, and this one, was next on my list. I think this beautiful book is probably a favourite. It has a certain atmosphere, and it makes one think of Xmas. I think it is wonderful how Potter manages to create and weave together a story with mice and humans with ease. The illustrations are of an exquisite quality, as they are with all of the Beatrix Potter books. These add to the experience in a profound way, and it is very understandable why these books have stood the test of time.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Annet

    Lovely story. My fourth Potter. Funny to see how people appreciate the different stories. I particularly loved this a bit more elaborate storty and the little drawings of the finely dressed mice and the Christmas town images.... I'm a fan.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joey Woolfardis

    Unlike the previous two stories, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin , this tale of a human tailor of Gloucester is a longer, more developed story, which took me for surprise as I was not expecting anything particularly lengthy during my read-through of these Beatrix Potter tales, and it was heartily welcomed. Whilst I still consider Beatrix to be primarily an illustrator, her story telling prowess is quite evident here. The tale flows and the characters are brought to lif Unlike the previous two stories, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin , this tale of a human tailor of Gloucester is a longer, more developed story, which took me for surprise as I was not expecting anything particularly lengthy during my read-through of these Beatrix Potter tales, and it was heartily welcomed. Whilst I still consider Beatrix to be primarily an illustrator, her story telling prowess is quite evident here. The tale flows and the characters are brought to life not only by her wonderful drawings but also through their actions. It is such a charming little tale of humans and animals working in harmony together, though I didn't feel any of the tweeness I felt when reading the previous two. Perhaps because a human is main stage-and we see the world through their eyes rather than through the animals-that it becomes a little more real, as opposed to being personified animals in woods wearing clothing. Being English, I've always been incredibly aware of Beatrix Potter and in particular Peter Rabbit, but I've never read her stories (except possibly one or two when I was much younger) and never had a sense of what she was like as a storyteller in her own words (rather than her imagination being used in films). Whilst her illustrations are definitely the pinnacle of these books, her words are not so twee and "cutesy" as one has been first led to believe.

  7. 5 out of 5

    debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister

    Oh my goodness! So sweet!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    - Miss Potter, may I ask what your new book will be about? - Some mice help a tailor make a waistcoat. But the ending is flat. - No twist? - Ah... of course! A wonderful suggestion!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    One of my favourites as a small child. I loved the detailed illustrations of the mice's elegant clothing more than the story itself. Apparently the tale is not original to Potter but based on a local folktale of the poor tailor helped out by magic mice. Methinks it must have been inspiration for some of the earlier Disney fairytale cartoons. Potter wrote this story for a young friend who had been ill; I'm sure the child felt honoured. I know I would.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    I'm laughing as I think about the line "no more twist!" Oh that cat and the poor sick tailor. The mice were great at working their magic and in the end the stitching was a fabulous sight, particularly around the buttons, wink wink ;) Poetic, sweet, and fun!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)

    This story reminds me about the story of the elves and the shoemaker.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    4.5 stars

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janelle

    I thought I hadn't read any Beatrix Potter until today, but this seems very familiar so I must have encountered it in my childhood.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Luisa Knight

    Not my favorite of Potter's stories. Pretty repetitive lines, but just as whimsical of illustrations as ever. Ages: 5 - 10 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website!

  15. 5 out of 5

    LeahBethany

    December 2018 Buddy Read with the Retro Reads Group. I'm ashamed to admit but this was my first Beatrix Potter story (maybe I had been read the Peter Rabbit tales when I was little? If so, I don't remember). "The Tailor of Gloucester" had a sweet message, beautiful illustrations and the perfect touch of fantasy - where else can you find a cat who can run errands?

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bernadette

    No more twist 😭♥ No more twist 😭♥️

  17. 4 out of 5

    Prashant

    This is a story of a tailor from the town Gloucester who got the assignment to make some beautiful coats for the mayor. The tailor is impoverished and has a cat and very little money to buy anything. Finally some mice in his shop came to his rescue. The story is filled with nice language and colorful words but it's wanting in something. Just can't see the magic. NO MORE TWIST !

  18. 4 out of 5

    momma.hailey

    My favorite of all the Potter books! I love to read this aloud to my babies.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Another Beatrix Potter tale that i loved as a child. Reread it for #readkidslit.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    This is the kind of story I loved when I was a child, and my grandma Sadie was reading to me at bedtime. I loved stories about Brownies, and dolls, who came to life. In this book the little mice came to help the old Taylor, when he was sick and worn out. The mice had beautiful small stitches for the button holes, and in the future, they made the old tailor rich, from all the business of wealthy men, who wanted beautifully made coasts and waistcoats.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Wilde Sky

    A tailor is helped by some mice. This was a sweet short story with good illustrations. Reading time around ten minutes.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tracey the Bookworm

    Love this book to read to children at Christmas.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Clara Ellen

    My personal favorite of the Beatrix Potter books. Heartwarming!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    Although this takes place at Christmas time, this really is a story for any time of year. Cute and fun, my kids enjoyed the songs. Of course 5 stars, it is a Beatrix Potter book!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    This is a cute little tale.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    What a beautiful little tale and the illustrations as always with Beatrix Potter, are so sweet. Read with the Retro Reads group for the Christmas season, 2018.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Farhin

    The Tailor that is referred to in Potter's tale is a hardworking tailor who provides the richest in his town with silks and other beautiful garments but he himself is very poor. One day, the Tailor gets his big break as the Mayor of Gloucester asks the Tailor to provide him with a coat for his wedding on Christmas Day. The Tailor of Gloucester gets to it right away as he knows this will lead him to gaining a fortune. He gives money to his cat, Simpkin, (magical realism?) to buy milk and the fi The Tailor that is referred to in Potter's tale is a hardworking tailor who provides the richest in his town with silks and other beautiful garments but he himself is very poor. One day, the Tailor gets his big break as the Mayor of Gloucester asks the Tailor to provide him with a coat for his wedding on Christmas Day. The Tailor of Gloucester gets to it right away as he knows this will lead him to gaining a fortune. He gives money to his cat, Simpkin, (magical realism?) to buy milk and the final piece of the coat - the twist. (Psssssst if you're reading this and like me know next to nothing about sewing then this is what a twist looks like- courtesy of Google: ) As Simpkin leaves, the Tailor hears noises from the dresser and as he lifts the tea-cups out pop little mice (that Simpkin kept for snacks). Simpkin returns with the twist but upon seeing the Tailor having released all his mice hides the twist in a tea-pot and pretty much induces a fever into the Tailor. The poor (and foolish) Tailor remains ill for three days and three nights all the while tossing and turning and mumbling about his twist. Meanwhile, the mice he set free earlier save the day by sewing the pieces of the Mayor's coat together. Simpkin eventually feels bad for his owner and gives him the twist that he so naughtily (as Beatrix Potter might say so herself) hid in the teapot. The Tailor rushes to his shop only to find the coat finely sown together- all but one little buttonhole where the mice attach a note saying in tiny handwriting: No more twist! And the Tailor lives happily and richly ever after. Phew! This was one of the longer ones but I enjoyed it all the more. I quite liked that this story was dedicated to (I'm assuming) a friend of Potter's that was quite poorly. I need not mention the beauty and intricacy of the watercolour drawings. I've raved about it before. It's unfortunate that I only have a kindle copy and must stare at the screen to appreciate Miss Potter's work.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tom Stickings

    The Tailor of Gloucester is a sweet tale about an old man’s struggle to sew a beautiful coat in time for the Mayor of Gloucester’s wedding. The man is very poor and has a great deal invested in the coat, but being so frail, he is forced to send his cat, Simpkin, to buy the materials he needs. Whilst Simpkin is away, the tailor finds and frees some mice the cat has trapped, ready to eat upon his return. Simpkin is so furious, he hides the twist of silk he was sent to buy. As the wedding approaches The Tailor of Gloucester is a sweet tale about an old man’s struggle to sew a beautiful coat in time for the Mayor of Gloucester’s wedding. The man is very poor and has a great deal invested in the coat, but being so frail, he is forced to send his cat, Simpkin, to buy the materials he needs. Whilst Simpkin is away, the tailor finds and frees some mice the cat has trapped, ready to eat upon his return. Simpkin is so furious, he hides the twist of silk he was sent to buy. As the wedding approaches, the Tailor of Gloucester is struck down by illness and confined to his bed. For several days he fears for his future, knowing he cannot afford to let the coat go unfinished. When he is finally well enough to get up, however, he returns to his workshop to find the coat immaculately completed courtesy of the grateful mice. The coat is perfect but for a single button whole, next to which the tailor finds a tiny note that reads “No more twist”. Simpkin, ashamed of what he has done, produces the final twist of silk and the old man is able to finish the coat in time. I read this story over a number of days to my year 1 class as part of an introduction to a weaving activity. The book contains quite a few technical terms related to fabric and tailoring which the children needed to be familiarised with beforehand, but the story was a success. In hindsight, however, The Tailor of Gloucester would perhaps be better suited to use in key stage 2, especially if children are reading individually.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Una Kilcoyne

    This is a really lovely book by Beatrix Potter. It tells the tale of an old Tailor who is to make a waistcoat for the Town Mayor for his wedding day. When the Tailor falls ill, he becomes under-pressure to get the waistcoat made in time. With the help of some friendly mice who work together to get the job done, the suit is made for the Mayor and in turn, the Tailor becomes successful for his good work. We are also introduced to Simpkin the mischievous cat who tries to capture the mice until the This is a really lovely book by Beatrix Potter. It tells the tale of an old Tailor who is to make a waistcoat for the Town Mayor for his wedding day. When the Tailor falls ill, he becomes under-pressure to get the waistcoat made in time. With the help of some friendly mice who work together to get the job done, the suit is made for the Mayor and in turn, the Tailor becomes successful for his good work. We are also introduced to Simpkin the mischievous cat who tries to capture the mice until the Tailor sets them free. The language is quite old-fashioned and difficult to understand in this book but from reading it to my class I found they enjoyed listening to a different type of spoken English. There are some very detailed illustrations in this book which can be displayed on an over-head projector. I used this book in conjunction with a D&T lesson where the children studied various types of materials they could use to create weave boards. There are many types of materials referred to in this book which acts as a stimulus. I recommend this book for as young as Year 1 children, right the way up to Year 6.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Good story of mice coming to the rescue at the eleventh hour of a foolish tailor who has agreed, probably without due consideration, to provide the Mayor of Gloucester with a coat for his wedding on Christmas day of all days. Thankfully the mice are handy with a needle and thread. The tailor has a morally questionable cat called Simpkin who is sent out to do the shopping when the tailor falls ill. Simpkin also has a penchant for storing well-dressed mice under teacups for treats later on, but th Good story of mice coming to the rescue at the eleventh hour of a foolish tailor who has agreed, probably without due consideration, to provide the Mayor of Gloucester with a coat for his wedding on Christmas day of all days. Thankfully the mice are handy with a needle and thread. The tailor has a morally questionable cat called Simpkin who is sent out to do the shopping when the tailor falls ill. Simpkin also has a penchant for storing well-dressed mice under teacups for treats later on, but the tailor spoils his fun and sets them free, though it appears that Simpkin forgives him, and generally has a change of character for the better. All ends well for tailor, mice and cat. We are not told if the mayor liked his coat, but presume that he did.

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