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Beatrix Potter - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Beatrix Potter

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
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Beatrix Potter   (1866 - 1943)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  July 28, 1866
South Kensington, Middlesex, England
 
Died:  December 22, 1943
Sawrey, Lancashire, England
 
Related authors:
Hugh Lofting, James Herriot, Kenneth Grahame, Margaret Wise Brown
 
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Beatrix Potter - LIFE STORIES
 
 
12/16/1901     Potter's First Peter Rabbit
On this day in 1901 Beatrix Potter published The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Having been turned down by a half-dozen publishers, Potter financed this first edition herself -- 250 copies with her own black and white illustrations, given away or sold at a half-penny each because, as she put it, "little rabbits cannot afford to spend 6 shillings."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
poetry
 
Beatrix Potter's Nursery Rhyme Book
children
 
The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
children
 
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
children
 
The World of Peter Rabbit Original Presentation Box 1-23
anthology, childrens
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY BEATRIX POTTER AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Victorian Naturalist: Beatrix Potter's Drawings from the Armitt Collection
by Eileen Jay, Mary Noble (Editor), Anne Stevenson Hobbs
illustrations
 
Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers
by Julia Eccleshare, Anne Fine
biography
 
Beatrix Potter: Baby Record Book
by Beatrice Potter
children, photography
 
Beatrix Potter: The Story of the Creator of Peter Rabbit
by Elizabeth Buchan
biography
 
Beatrix Potter: Writing in Code
by M. Daphne Kutzer, Jack Zipes
criticism and analysis
 
That Naughty Rabbit: Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit
by Judy Taylor
biography
 
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Ohio University: "Wired for Books" Project
Find illustrated stories, audio recordings, and multimedia presentations of Potter's works in English, French, German, and Japanese. Titles include:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

  • Cecily Parsely's Nursery Rhymes

  • The Story of Miss Moppet

  • The Tale of Johnny Town-mouse

  • The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

  • The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

  • The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

  • The Tale of Two Bad Mice
  • Sherwood Elementary School
    Find a small collection of photographs in a gallery titled "Beatrix Potter's Life in Pictures." Also offers a answers to frequently asked questions. For younger students.
    The Illustrators Project: Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
    Offers a biography and and bibliography of works by and about the writer.

    "Beatrix Potter feels she owed her inspiration to write to three things. First, her matter-of-fact ancestors. They were hardheaded, obstinate folk, generations of yeomen and weavers of Lancashire, England. Second, the fact that she spent much of her childhood in the Scottish highlands, with a highland's nurse who believed in witches and fairies. And third, her remarkably good memory. In her early days of writing she composed or tried to compose ballads, imitating Isaac Watts or describing Scottish scenery. Her verses would not scan, and she felt she could not write, so for a long time she gave up trying...."
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