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Potter was born on July 28, 1866, and she was the child of a genteel upper-middle-class family. She spent a lonely and restricted childhood in London. This isolation was alleviated only by her summers painting and drawing in the countryside in Scotland and in her beloved Lake District of northwestern England. Returning to the Lake District as an adult, Potter bought several farms in Sawrey, where she became a sheep farmer. She willed more than 4,000 acres of her land to the National Trust upon her death on Dec. 22, 1943.David McPhail was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He attended Vesper George University from 1957 to 1958 and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School from 1963 to 1966. He has been an illustrator of children's books since 1967 and an author of children's books since 1971. He says he enjoys writing and illustrating as much as he did when he began.
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Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.