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Beatrix Potter

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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 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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Average rating: 4.2 · 447,246 ratings · 8,972 reviews · 1,449 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

4.20 avg rating — 231,125 ratings — published 1901 — 1217 editions
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The Complete Tales

4.35 avg rating — 65,445 ratings — published 1986 — 55 editions
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

4.15 avg rating — 16,630 ratings — published 1905 — 198 editions
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

4.21 avg rating — 16,377 ratings — published 1904 — 378 editions
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The Complete Adventures of ...

4.47 avg rating — 15,361 ratings — published 1982 — 20 editions
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

4.03 avg rating — 13,513 ratings — published 1908 — 55 editions
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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

4.15 avg rating — 11,640 ratings — published 1906 — 176 editions
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The Tale of Tom Kitten

4.08 avg rating — 8,886 ratings — published 1907 — 207 editions
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The Tale of Two Bad Mice

4.18 avg rating — 7,731 ratings — published 1904 — 149 editions
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7,630 ratings — published 1903 — 218 editions
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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.”
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“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ”
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“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
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