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Beatrix Potter Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) was an English author, illustrator, and conservationist best known for her children’s books featuring Peter Rabbit and other animal characters. The first draft of “The Story of Peter Rabbit” was based on a letter she wrote to a little boy sick in bed, the son of a favorite governess who had cared for Potter in her childhood.
Literary Traveler: Beatrix Potter – More Than Just Bunnies
“A product of Victorian times, she [Beatrix Potter] far surpassed societal expectations of women of her era and class. She was an accomplished botanical illustrator, a sheep breeder and farmer, a wife, and a conservationist greatly devoted to her home, the Lake District of England.” Visit Literary Traveler for a terrific Beatrix Potter bio. Other authors in their Children’s Literature section include E.B. White, Faith Ringgold, and Lewis Carroll.
MentalFloss: 15 Things You Might Not Know About Beatrix Potter
Wow! Not only was she an illustrator, author, and conservationist, Potter also understood merchandising. “In 1903 Potter, recognizing the merchandising opportunities offered by her success, made her own Peter Rabbit doll, which she registered at the Patent Office. A Peter Rabbit board game and wallpaper were also produced in her lifetime.”
Peter Rabbit: About Beatrix Potter
This official Peter Rabbit site from Penguin Books is my Beatrix Potter pick of the day. The Beatrix Potter section covers her life and her art, including a display of several pages from her childhood sketchbooks. For oodles of activities that will charm young Peter Rabbit fans, click on over to Play for printable downloads. Visit Animation for videos starring Peter and all his friends.
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Beatrix Potter Printable
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“Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors.” ~~ Rudyard Kipling ~~ Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) English author. Visit https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/rudyard-kipling/ to read a few quotes.
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