Author(s): Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Pottercelebrates the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter. It has a beautifully designed gold-foil jacket and is the perfect gift for Beatrix Potter fans and collectors alike.
This illustrated reference book looks at Beatrix Potter's childhood, and at the story behind how The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's best-loved tale, came to be written. Since his first appearance in a professionally printed edition, Peter Rabbit has been captivating the imaginations of children around the world. Hundreds of editions of Peter's adventures have been published around the globe, making him arguably the world's most famous rabbit, and placing him among the most enduring characters in children's literature.
Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.