Beatrix Potter 1866—1943

Beatrix Potter


Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her many best-selling children’s books that featured animal characters, such as Peter Rabbit. In her thirties, Potter published the highly successful children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, after which she began writing and illustrating children’s books full time. Having become financially independent of her parents, she was able to buy a farm in the Lake District.

Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to her husband who, after his death in 1945, left it to The National Trust to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it and protect it from developers. (source: Wikipedia)

Available eBooks

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    The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)

    The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit was written especially for editor Harold Warne’s little daughter, Louie, who had told Beatrix that Peter was too good more »

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    The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)

    Because a mouse has teased Miss Moppet, that kitten thinks she will tease the mouse. This was intended for very young children. It recounts the tale of more »

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    The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)

    When the tailor becomes sick and cannot finish the waistcoat for the Mayor, the mice finish it for him.

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    The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)

    The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is a children’s book written and illustrated by the famous author of children’s stories: Beatrix Potter: The book is a more »

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    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)

    Looking for a quiet place to hide her eggs to hatch them herself, Jemima Puddle-duck encounters a gentleman fox who offers to host them at his home and more »

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    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)

    Telling the story of two mice, Johnny Town-mouse and Timmy Willie. One is a town-mouse and one is a country-mouse, and when they end up in each other’s more »

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    The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)

    Jeremy Fisher is a frog that lives in a small house in the middle of the buttercups of the pond . Worn mackintosh and galoshes goes fishing with his more »

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    The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)

    The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle tells the tale of a hidden home high in the hills. It is discovered one day by a little girl called Lucie, who is in more »

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    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)

    Mrs. tittlemouse was a most terribly tidy particular little mouse, always sweeping and dusting the soft sandy floors. Sometimes a beetle lost its way more »

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    The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)

    The tale is about a badger called Tommy Brock and his neighbour Mr. Tod, a fox. Brock kidnaps the children of Benjamin Bunny and his wife Flopsy, and more »

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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

    The quintessential cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her more »

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    The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (1908)

    The little Tom Kitten runs away from his mother up the chimney and, through a crack in the wall, he finds himself under the floor of the attic. Here he more »

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    The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)

    Squirrel Nutkin would rather ask an old owl riddles than gather nuts with theother squirrels. 27 illustrations to color.

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    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)

    The Flopsy Bunnies are six young rabbits, sons of Benjamin and Flopsy Bunny. One day, while they are eating some rotten vegetables in the garden of Mr. more »

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    The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan (1905)

    The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan features the houses, gardens and streets of the village of Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter lived, at Hill Top, her more »

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    The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)

    Timmy Tiptoes and his wife Goody, are two squirrels gathering nuts for the winter and storing them in hollow trees. Wrongly suspected of stealing other more »

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    The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)

    The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his more »

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    The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)

    A doll’s house is the delightful setting for this most hilarious tale.One day, when the house is empty, those two bad mice, Tom Thumb and his wife, more »