Actress Dame Helen Mirren is to narrate the first audiobook recording of the rediscovered Beatrix Potter story The Tale of Kitty in Boots.
The audio book will follow the tale of Kitty in Boots, a manuscript recovered two years ago by Jo Hanks, publisher at PRH Children’s, and will be launched to coincide with the release of the published title.
The publication was announced in January this year with renowned illustrator Quentin Blake on board to colour the piece released as part of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday celebrations.
Hollywood award-winning actress, Mirren will narrate the title that will go on sale from September 1st this year.
“The publication of Beatrix Potter’s rediscovered story The Tale of Kitty In Boots is set to be a major event this September and we are delighted that Dame Helen Mirren has brought her extraordinary dramatic talent to narrate the audiobook,” said Videl Bar-Kar, audio publisher.
“Her reading brings warmth, intimacy and a sense of incredible discovery.”
The Tale of Kitty in Boots and Other Stories meanwhile will feature five other stories with a cast of other narrators to be revealed at a later date.