Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943) was a British author and illustrator of beloved children’s books. Her inspiration came from the nature and animals that surrounded her as a child and sprouted an imagination that would delight the world forever. Her extensive studies in art, literature, and science fueled her, as did her journal, where she kept ideas in her own coded language. Since she started drawing so young, she was able to perfect her craft by the time her work was to be published.
Influenced by fairy tales, fantasy, and religious imagery, Potter was able to sell her drawings to illustrate other writers’ work, and as illustrations for Christmas cards. When she found a home for The Tale of Peter Rabbit, both she and her publisher, F.W. Warne, were taken aback by its immediate popularity. Her illustrations and stories of whimsical animal characters are still a favorite today and can be found in the children’s section of any bookstore or library.
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
- The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
- The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
- The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
- The Tale of Tom Kitten
Autobiographies and Biographies about Beatrix Potter
- Beatrix Potter: A Journal
- Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear
- At Home with Beatrix Potter: The Creator of Peter Rabbit by Susan Denyer
- Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman by Judy Taylor
Articles & News
- The Rabbit That Inspired Beatrix Potter
- Between the Rows: A Gardening Life
- How Beatrix Potter Self-Published Peter Rabbit
- Beatrix Potter’s Tales Get a Modern Twist
- Lessons Beatrix Potter Taught Me
- Your Handwriting Fascinates Me and Your Praise Charms Me
- Lit Loves: The Truly Fascinating Beatrix Potter
- The Hill Top – Sawrey, Ambleside, UK
- The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction – Bowness-on-Windermere, UK
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