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Beatrix Potter - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Beatrix Potter

Love From Peter Rabbit

Love From Peter Rabbit

3+ readers 5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Is there someone you love from the bottom of your heart? Do you sometimes find it difficult to tell them how you feel? This gorgeous book will help you.

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Peter Rabbit ABC

Peter Rabbit ABC

3+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Board book Release Date: 03/01/2013

A soft-to-the-touch board book, these two titles - Peter Rabbit's ABC and Peter Rabbit's 123 - are simple introductions to letters and numbers. Both titles feature many of the favourite Beatrix Potter characters. Additionality comes with the giant opening flaps which provide entertainment and surprise.

Peter Rabbit 123

Peter Rabbit 123

3+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Board book Release Date: 03/01/2013

A soft-to-the-touch board book, these two titles - Peter Rabbit's ABC and Peter Rabbit's 123 - are simple introductions to letters and numbers. Both titles feature many of the favourite Beatrix Potter characters. Additionality comes with the giant opening flaps which provide entertainment and surprise.

Jemima Puddle-Duck My First Little Library

Jemima Puddle-Duck My First Little Library

3+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Multiple copy pack Release Date: 03/05/2012

This is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Jemima Puddleduck for babies and young children. Jemima Puddle-Duck: My First Little Library contains four small, chunky board books that gently introduce early learning concepts with help from beautiful classic illustrations of Beatrix Potter's famous characters. Perfectly sized for little hands, the books are: Words, Numbers, Animals and Weather. Each double page contains a beautiful Beatrix Potter illustration and one simple word for young children to learn.

Jemima Puddle-Duck Buggy Book

Jemima Puddle-Duck Buggy Book

3+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2012

This is a gorgeous little buggy book featuring Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck, with very simple and appealing illustrations, that is perfect for babies on the go; simply clip to a buggy or a highchair and it will keep kids entertained at any time. Suitable for the very youngest Beatrix Potter fans, who will love discovering the things that Jemima Puddle-Duck likes to do best. 

The Tale of Two Bad Mice

The Tale of Two Bad Mice

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Illustrator: Beatrix Potter Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2002

August 2011 Guest Editor Julie Hearn has chosen this favourite tale: "When I was little I believed, absolutely, that Mrs Tiggy-Winkle washed my grandad’s socks and ironed his pocket handkerchiefs, even though he wasn’t a small animal.  To this day, I can’t look at a foxglove . . . or a squirrel in the park... or a row of lettuces in a vegetable patch... without remembering my childhood collection of Beatrix Potter books. I knew most of the stories by heart, before I could read, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice was my favourite.  There is a dark side to Potter’s tales that I somehow understood, and respected.  If Peter Rabbit’s father could end up dead in a pie, then Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca – those ham-smashing, bolster-ripping, cradle-stealing, very bad mice – might just as easily have been pulped in the nurse’s mouse trap, or caught and punished by the police-man doll.  But they weren’t.  Phew!"

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Other books by Beatrix Potter

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes Centenary Gold Edition

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes Centenary Gold Edition

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2022

This gold edition of Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first publication. In this collection of favourite nursery rhymes, Beatrix Potter brings the characters to life in her trademark illustration style. Full of familiar rabbits, mice and guinea pigs, this celebration edition is perfect for fans of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter. Complete the special gold collection with this the 22nd Beatrix Potter Tale. Other titles in this series include: Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales The World of Peter Rabbit: The Complete Collection Peter Rabbit: The Complete Adventures

Peter Rabbit The Christmas Present Hunt A Lift-the-Flap Storybook

Peter Rabbit The Christmas Present Hunt A Lift-the-Flap Storybook

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Hoppy Christmas! Help Peter Rabbit find some missing presents in this Christmas lift-the-flap adventure. Peter Rabbit is very excited about Christmas - the tree is decorated and Mrs Rabbit has made mince pies. But where are his sisters's presents? Peter hid them so they would be safe but he can't remember where they are. With lots of flaps to lift, you can help Peter find the missing gifts and celebrate Christmas with the Rabbit family in this festive new story. Also available: Peter Rabbit Tales: A Christmas Wish Peter Rabbit Christmas Sticker Fun Peter Rabbit Christmas is Coming

Peter Rabbit: My First Classic Library

Peter Rabbit: My First Classic Library

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/11/2021

This beautiful keepsake collection is the perfect first introduction to the enchanting world of Peter Rabbit and his friends. This wonderful giftset will be a treasured addition to any child's library and brings together the first four original Beatrix Potter tales. Featuring the mischievous little rabbit and his friends, this collection contains: The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin The Tailor of Gloucester The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The ideal introduction to some of Beatrix Potter's iconic characters and much-loved tales, this classic collection will delight fans new and old.

Peter Rabbit Tales: Starting School

Peter Rabbit Tales: Starting School

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Peter Rabbit has a new bag, new pencil and is ready for his first lesson! In this perfect book for little ones starting at school or nursery, Peter is excited to start forest school with Benjamin Bunny. They can't wait to learn all about the woodland they live in with Mr. Jeremy Fisher. But when Peter learns that his sisters won't be there, the little bunny gets nervous. Luckily Mrs. Rabbit is there to reassure him and hold his paw on the first day. With new, humorous illustrations of Beatrix Potter's well-loved characters, this reassuring tale is the perfect book to help children prepare for their first days at school or nursery. Other titles in the series include: Peter Hops Aboard Three Little Bunnies Goodnight Peter Happy Birthday! A Spring Surprise A Christmas Wish A Pumpkin for Peter

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin illustrated edition

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin illustrated edition

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

Peter Rabbit Tales - Peter Hops Aboard

Peter Rabbit Tales - Peter Hops Aboard

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Board book Release Date: 13/05/2021

It's a sunny afternoon and the Rabbit family are having a picnic. The pond is sparkling in the sunshine and Peter wants to build a raft - all by himself. He soon finds it's quite tricky without some help. Luckily his sisters are there to lend him a hand. This charming summer tale has a reassuring message about learning to ask for help. Eleanor Taylor's humorousillustrations of Beatrix Potter's well-loved characters mirror young children's early experiences.

The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny With Original Illustrated

The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny With Original Illustrated

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2021

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Author: Beatrix Potter Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty - so pretty as never was seen . . . So begins Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood. Filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale - and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes - this book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world's greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury.

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