The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter

Written by Beatrix Potter
Part of the Potter 2016 Series

7+ readers   Beatrix Potter 150   9+ readers   
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This is a stunning celebration of both Peter Rabbit and the 150th birthday of the author whose legacy is still delighting children and adults alike. Beautifully presented with a gold-foiled jacket and illustrations of Peter on the end papers this is a wonderful keepsake for any fan. The small, hardback book shows with the help of illustrations and photographs how Peter Rabbit first appeared in the form of a letter Beatrix wrote to a sick young friend in an effort to cheer him up. Following his success as the world fell in love with this mischievous little rabbit, this is a truly delightful insight into both Peter Rabbit and his creator, Beatrix Potter.


The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter celebrates the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter. It has a beautifully designed gold-foil jacket and is the perfect gift for Beatrix Potter fans and collectors alike. This illustrated reference book looks at Beatrix Potter's childhood, and at the story behind how The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's best-loved tale, came to be written.

About the Author

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866. During her rather lonely childhood and later, as a young woman, she studied art and natural history. She acquired her love and knowledge of the countryside during family holidays, at first in Scotland and then in the Lake District. She started her career as children's author and illustrator in 1901 when she was thirty-five. In the years before the First World War, demand for her work was so great that she was publishing an average of two new stories a year. As she became financially independent, she was able to buy some land in the Lake District and in 1913, on her marriage to solicitor William Heelis, she moved to live there permanently. For the last thirty years of her life, writing and illustrating gave place to a second career as a sheep farmer and countryside conservationist.

Her little books never lost their popularity however and today they sell in their millions, translated into numerous languages, and the pleasures of those timeless tales continue to be enjoyed by children all over the world.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Warne an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016




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