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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Peter Rabbit

March1

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) privately published The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901. Frederick Warne & Company published her “bunny book”, as they called it, complete with her colored illustrations, a year later. Children and adults alike continue to be drawn to Miss Potter’s work because of their fascination with her illustrations and delight in the simple stories that she wrote. The author was also a savvy businesswoman, as she licensed many figurines and items that complimented her books.

With the publisher’s and family’s permission, Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress, Emma Thompson, has written The Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit (Warne, 2012). She treats Peter with the same familiarity and respect as did his creator over 100 years ago. Eleanor Taylor’s illustrations pay homage to the iconic art of Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter fans might enjoy visiting

Beatrix Potter at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Beatrix Potter Society

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