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Beatrix Potter

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.

Project Gutenberg: Beatrix Potter

Project Gutenberg hosts twenty, free Beatrix Potter e-books in three formats: HTML with original illustrations, plain old ASCII text, and Plucker for use on a Palm device. There are also two audio books ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter") in MP3. Project Gutenberg is a non-profit organization and even donations of "pennies, nickels and dimes" are appreciated.

Women Children's Book Illustrators: Beatrix Potter

"Beatrix Potter was considered an amateur artist by some because of her lack of training, but her natural affection for animals and rich imagination made up for any deficiencies she may have had and manifested themselves through her illustrations." Created for college credit by illustrator Denise Ortakales, this Beatrix Potter biography is part of her Women Children's Book Illustrators site. It includes a chronological list of Potter's books and a gallery page of sketches and illustrations.

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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 to read a few quotes.

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