Beatrix Potter 150 Beatrix Potter 150

2016 marks the 150 year anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth - an incredible woman, an artist, storyteller, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and businesswoman. Although she died in 1943, Beatrix Potter is still one of the world's best-selling and best-loved children's authors. She wrote and illustrated a total of 28 books, including the 23 Tales, the 'little books' that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold across the world.

The Beatrix Potter Colouring Book

A beautiful colouring book filled with all your favourite characters from the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter. With beautiful pages to colour, this charming colouring book is the perfect gift for any Beatrix Potter fan. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother... Featured in: 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark the 150th... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's tale of the dear prickly little laundress Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a favourite of Irish designer Orla Kiely and she's designed a characteristically chic cover for this special edition, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created... Featured in: 5+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction explains that he sees Jemima as the kind of duck... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Multiple-item retail product | Released 05/02/2015
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig
Deborah Hopkinson
A delightful, illustrated new story featuring none other than Beatrix Potter herself. Based on the well-loved author's own diary entries Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig is a hilarious story about Beatrix and her neighbour's guinea... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | September 2016 Book of the Month There was great excitement in the literary world earlier this year at the news that an unpublished Beatrix Potter story had been discovered. The Tale... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Beatrix Potter
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and of course mischievous Peter Rabbit amongst the pages of this delightful colouring/doodle book. Simple illustrations of Beatrix Potter's most famous creations invite aspiring artists to colour whilst... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter."

Beatrix Potter is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, with her most famous creation The Tale of
Peter Rabbit having sold in excess of 45 million copies globally since its initial publication in 1902. She
personally oversaw the launch of subsequent products, making Peter Rabbit the oldest licensed character in history.

Today over 2 million of her ‘little books’ are sold all over the world every year, and Peter Rabbit has appeared in books and products in more than 110 countries throughout the world.

Older Beatrix Potter fans will be fascinated by The Art of Beatrix Potter, a stunning collection of sketches and watercolours charting Potter's artistic progress and her inspirations, with essays from Potter scholar Linda Lear, art historian Steven Heller and illustrator Eleanor Taylor. Find out more here.

To mark this special anniversary Penguin Random House Children’s is releasing a collection of five of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved books with covers designed by iconic fashion designers from Britain and Ireland.

• Henry Holland has designed The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

• Orla Kiely has designed The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

• Preen has designed The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

• Rodnik Band has designed The Tale of Tom Kitten

• Cats Brothers has designed The Tale of Peter Rabbit

photo credit: © Xanthe Berkeley

And, to the great excitement of Potter fans, a brand new, original story from Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Kitty in Boots has been published; a rediscovered manuscript which has been illustrated by Quentin Blake. The tale features many of Potter's most beloved, popular and feared characters - including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Mr. Tod and even, Peter Rabbit.

A fitting way to celebrate this important anniversary.

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Beatrix Potter was a visionary and a trailblazer. Single-mindedly determined and ambitious she overcame professional rejection, academic humiliation, and personal heartbreak, going on to earn her fortune and a formidable reputation. On her death she left an incredible legacy of land and property to the care of The National Trust to ensure that future generations would continue to enjoy the countryside that she was so passionate about as well as the much-loved characters and stories that were created over a lifetime.

Over the year there are lots of events to celebrate the work of Beatrix Potter.

*The Royal Mint has a limited edition commemorative collection - the first time that characters from children’s literature will appear on UK coinage!

*Realism & Romance; an exhibition at the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead, exploring Beatrix's love of the natural world with some original illustrations on display.

*Find out about the origins of the tale of Peter Rabbit at Allan Bank in Grasmere.

*Where is Peter Rabbit? A magical, musical adventure based upon the tales of Beatrix Potter, at the The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere. There is lots more to see at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction - wonderful exhibitions which bring the characters to life, art activities for children, film footage and an exhibition about Beatrix Potter's life.

*Beatrix Potter's London; an exhibition at the V&A, London, which explores the role of London in her work.

And there are lots more events throughout the country, and the world, here.

To find out more about Beatrix Potter and her books visit www.peterrabbit.com


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