Beatrix Potter





Beatrix Potter


Born
in Kensington, London, England, The United Kingdom
July 28, 1866

Died
December 22, 1943

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Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

4.15 avg rating — 149,973 ratings — published 1901 — 356 editions
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The Complete Tales

4.35 avg rating — 52,953 ratings — published 1986 — 29 editions
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The Complete Adventures of ...

4.46 avg rating — 12,458 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

4.19 avg rating — 12,155 ratings — published 1905 — 78 editions
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

4.27 avg rating — 11,311 ratings — published 1904 — 137 editions
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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

4.16 avg rating — 9,216 ratings — published 1906 — 97 editions
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

4.04 avg rating — 7,510 ratings — published 1908 — 119 editions
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The Tale of Tom Kitten

4.08 avg rating — 6,442 ratings — published 1907 — 114 editions
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

4.03 avg rating — 4,984 ratings — published 1903 — 99 editions
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The Tale of Two Bad Mice

4.21 avg rating — 4,598 ratings — published 1904 — 68 editions
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin The Tailor of Gloucester The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tale of Two Bad Mice The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle The Tale of the Pie and the...
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“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”
Beatrix Potter

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ”
Beatrix Potter

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
Beatrix Potter

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