Beatrix Potter


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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 is best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a wealthy 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. Because she was a 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 secr
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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The Complete Tales

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The Complete Adventures of ...

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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

4.27 avg rating — 14,328 ratings — published 1904 — 335 editions
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

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The Tale of Tom Kitten

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice

4.19 avg rating — 7,265 ratings — published 1904 — 142 editions
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

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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.”
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