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Peter Rabbit  : Little Library - Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit

Little Library

Paperback

Published: 9th July 2013
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
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This is a little library of four books about Peter Rabbit and his friends. Beatrix Potter's timeless character Peter Rabbit comes to life in a brand new animated series. Mischievous, charming and brave, Peter is a hero who overcomes obstacles, outwits predators and dodges danger on his exciting adventures. This adorable set of four little books is the perfect way to meet everyone from Peter Rabbit's world. Each main character has a little book of their own. Choose between adventurous Peter Rabbit himself, his cousin Benjamin Bunny, clever white rabbit Lily Bobtail, and silly mischievous Squirrel Nutkin. As soon as Peter Rabbit hits the screen with his funny friends, his taste for radishes and his thirst for adventure, everyone will want to join the gang. Be one of the first with this cute box of books - perfectly sized for little paws to hold. This brand new animation is based on the animal characters created by Beatrix Potter. Look out for these other fantastic books: Mystery Thief; Treehouse Rescue; and Peter Rabbit Sticker Activity Book.

About the Author

Based on the world-famous animal characters created by Beatrix Potter.

ISBN: 9780141349046
ISBN-10: 0141349042
Audience: Children
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 9th July 2013
Dimensions (cm): 9.0 x 9.8  x 5.3
Weight (kg): 10.2

Beatrix Potter

A little girl in Victorian England, Beatrix Potter was taught at home by governesses and studied art while her brother was sent away to school. She was a shy, reserved personality when interacting with the outside world, but her secret diary written in her own code, revealed a lively young girl with highly critical opinions of her fellow artists.

Despite not going to school Beatrix was an enthusiastic student of nature, teaching herself while painting and drawing the things she saw around her. Her childhood sketches reveal an early fascination for the subject which would continue throughout her life. She also painted many exquisite landscapes that show her pleasure in the countryside. Click here for more information on Beatrix Potter's Art.

Beatrix and her brother, Bertram, kept many animals in their schoolroom, from mice to birds and lizards to snakes. Beatrix Potter's pets were often subjects for sketches and paintings, and were later to inspire the much-loved characters in her books.

In 1893 Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit in a picture letter to a little boy she knew who had been ill for a long time. In 1901 she went on to privately print 250 copies of the tale in time for Christmas. A sign of the future success of this little story, these first copies sold very quickly at a shilling each, meaning she quickly had to print another 200 two weeks later.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902 with an initial 8000 copies printed and the tale has never been out of print since. She went on to publish another 22 little books over the next 28 years, the proceeds from which enabled her to buy Hill Top Farm in the Lake District. Eventually she went on to own 15 farms and over 4,000 acres of land in the area.

The ideal subject for the Hollywood film Miss Potter in 2006, the story of Beatrix Potter's life held both great sadness and great success. After the tragic death of her fiancé and publisher, Norman Warne, Beatrix remained unmarried until the age of 47, when she married William Heelis, a Lake District solicitor. She dedicated her later years to preserving the ecology and natural beauty of the Lake District, becoming a farmer and breeding Herdwick sheep. She worked closely with The National Trust and left them a substantial part of her estate to be preserved as a living landscape.

The popularity of Beatrix Potter's stories and characters has grown immeasurably since she published The Tale of Peter Rabbit over 100 years ago, aided by her own foresight and acute business sense. A woman ahead of her time, she saw the potential in her most famous character creating the first patented soft toy in 1903, making Peter Rabbit the oldest licensed character. Not only that, she left an astounding legacy of stories, characters, art and unspoiled landscape to the world.

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