About the Author
She studied art in the late 1870s at the National Art Training School and her first commercial success was selling art used in greeting cards.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit began as a letter she wrote and illustrated to the children of one of her former governesses. Beatrix later transformed it into a book, which she published privately.
The enchanting story was published in 1902 by Frederich Warne & Co. and readers everywhere were captivated by the tale of a mischievous bunny.
Beatrix Potter went on to write more than twenty children's stories. She used the proceeds from her books to buy Hill Top Farm and other nearby land to preserve the unique hill country landscape. She died on December 22nd, 1943 at her home at age 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. She is credited with preserving much of the land that now constitutes the Lake District National Park. Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world in many languages with her stories being retold in song, film, ballet, and animation, and her life depicted in a feature film and television film.
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Johnny Town-Mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was a little country mouse who went to town by mistake in a hamper. The gardener sent vegetables to town once a week by carrier; he packed them in a bid hamper.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Timmy Willy the country mouse accidently ends up in town at the home of Johnny Town-Mouse. He absolutely hates it, and goes home. Johnny Town-Mouse visits him and hates the country.
Lovely Read A Long I Read this to my 3 year old and I am not sure who enjoyed it more.