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Beatrix Potter

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    Beatrix Potter Biography
    Beatrix Potter (full name Helen Beatrix Potter) was a British writer and illustrator best known for her world-famous stories in The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Born on 28th July 1866 in Kensington, London, Beatrix Potter was always encouraged to draw and she spent many hours making intricate sketches of animals and plants, revealing an early fascination for the natural world that would continue throughout her life. Although she never went to school, Beatrix was an intelligent and hard working student, and her parents employed an art teacher, Miss Cameron, and a number of governesses, throughout her life. 

    Beatrix used her two pet rabbits as her early models. Her first rabbit was Benjamin Bouncer, who enjoyed buttered toast and joined the Potter family when they went on holiday every year to Scotland for three months. She used to take him for walks on a lead. Benjamin was followed by Peter Piper, who had a talent for performing tricks, and he accompanied Beatrix everywhere. These clearly became the inspiration for her infamous Peter Rabbit stories which she wrote and had published in her thirties.

    Beatrix Potter Facts
    During her life, Beatrix always loved nature and the outdoors and she fell in love with the Lake District. When she died in 1943, she left most of her property and land to The National Trust, the largest donation of its kind at that time. She is credited with preserving much of the land that is now known as the Lake District National Park.

    Our favourite Beatrix Potter Book Characters
    Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Lily Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin - from The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Our favourite Beatrix Potter Book Quotes
    “I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! 'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.' But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.” (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)

    “It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.” (The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies)
    4th March 2002

    The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

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    Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise

    Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise is a bright, lively story for springtime! Follow Peter Rabbit as he excitedly ho... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is la... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

    Mrs Tittlemouse is a terribly tidy little wood mouse. She is always sweeping her burrow, polishing and tidying. It is ... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

    The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter's famous tale of a naughty... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit

    There aren't many stories about naughty rabbits. That's because rabbits usually know how to behave themselves. But not t... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

    The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle was first p... More

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    26th February 2014

    Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book

    A reissue of the much-loved Peter Rabbit finger puppet book, with a brand new cover! This simple counting book with a so... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

    After a terrible misunderstanding, poor Timmy Tiptoes ends up deep inside the trunk of a dead tree, with no means of g... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies

    When the cupboard is bare at the Flopsy Bunny's burrow, the family all have to go in search of food. They soon find some... More

    (4 reviews)
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