The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter


The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter celebrates 110 years since the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by 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. Since his first appearance in a professionally printed edition, 110 years before the publication of this book, Peter Rabbit has been captivating the imaginations of children around the world. Hundreds of editions of Peter's adventures have been published around the globe, making him arguably the world's most famous rabbit, and placing him among the most enduring characters in children's literature.

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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Publication date

1st March 2012



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