Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

~Beatrix Potter



Helen Beatrix Potter was born in London, England, on July 28, 1866. She was educated at home by a governess. Young Beatrix felt that she learned more from her own self-study than from any textbook. From an early age, she was fascinated with flowers and small animals. She also developed a love of landscape as she enjoyed painting scenery and observing nature.

Miss Potter became respected throughout England in the field of mycology (fungi). However, she became world-famous for her children’s stories. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was begun as a letter to entertain a sick child, and Potter later self-published it as an illustrated book. Beatrix Potter’s charming little tales are cherished by children around the world. Her books and the characters she created are still as popular today as when they were written.

Read more about Beatrix Potter at http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_beatrix_potter.html.

Visit the Official Website of Peter Rabbit at http://www.peterrabbit.com where you can meet the characters, play games, print out coloring pages, and more.

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