Jemima Puddle-Duck

Jemima Puddle-Duck

by Beatrix Potter

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BN ID: 2940015112733
Publisher: Balefire Publishing
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 12
File size: 741 KB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Born into a privileged Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother, Walter Bertram (1872–1918), grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.

She was educated by private governesses until she was eighteen. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. Although she was provided with private art lessons, Potter preferred to develop her own style, particularly favoring watercolor. Along with her drawings of her animals, real and imagined, she illustrated insects, fossils, archeological artefacts, and fungi. In the 1890s her mycological illustrations and research on the reproduction of fungi spores generated interest from the scientific establishment. Following some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit publishing it first privately in 1901, and a year later as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co. She became unofficially engaged to her editor Norman Warne in 1905 despite the disapproval of her parents, but he died suddenly a month later, of leukemia.

With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside in 1905. Over the next several decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.

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Jemima Puddle-Duck 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Jamima Puddle-Duck has only 6 pages with at lest under 10 words per page sooooooo if you are looking for a big book don't get this book or get a smaller book like this one. Thx!! ~Christina~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why dose it have to be so much, why, why dose it even have to even cost, this is stupid. :(
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short, not worth the space to download.
gingergargoyle More than 1 year ago
Miss Potter would cry over this representation of her tale. Not simply because they totally changed the story, but also because the text goes from some lovely script to a horrid basic-computer font after the first page. No mention of Mr Todd, no mention of Jemima wanting a family of her own. Just some short narrative that describes what the "editor" thought they were about, and fairly off base. Save the space on you Nook, pass this by!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages? I have not read this so i just rated it five stars.