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Who Was Beatrix Potter?

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by Sarah Fabiny


Born into wealth in 1860’s London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. After briefly illustrating Christmas cards with her brother, Bertram, Potter wrote and illustrated her well-known book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book was rejected by several publishes until Frederick Warne eventually took a risk and published the story in 1902 - a risk that paid off. Peter Rabbit was a huge success and readers loved hearing about Peter's mischevious adventures in the lush English countryside. As she got older, Beatrix Potter became a proud conservationist, working hard to defend the landscape she loved so well against industrialization and logging. Now over one hundred years old, Peter Rabbit and his animal friends have become cultural touchstones and continue to delight readers of all ages.

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Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780448483054
ISBN-10 044848305X
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 112
Shelf No. KX384
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 790L