A Celebration of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter
Art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators

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Ambitious readers might take a cue from the collection and envision Potter’s heroes in new settings, while longtime admirers will find their fond recollections mirrored in the artists’ words and images.
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2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter!

With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators of children's literature. To mark her milestone birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of Potter's characters, as interpreted by well-known illustrators. Each illustration is accompanied by text from the artist explaining what that character means to them, making this a true celebration of Beatrix Potter.

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"How delightful to see Peter Rabbit, Mr. McGregor, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and company portrayed in various and unique styles. Excerpts from and introductory descriptions of nine of Potter’s books round out this superb collection... This 150th anniversary celebration of the life and work of Beatrix Potter will encourage aspiring young artists to carry on her legacy."–Linda L. Walkins, School Library Journal, Starred Review
 

About Beatrix Potter

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Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866, at No 2, Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London. She loved nature and drawing as a child. In 1893, Beatrix sat down to write a picture letter to Noel Moore, the five-year-old son of her ex-governess, all about a naughty rabbit called Peter. Noel was ill in bed and so Beatrix wrote to him: “My dear Noel, I don’t know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits….” And that’s how The Tale of Peter Rabbit was created. It wasn’t until 1902 that Frederick Warne published what would become one of the most beloved stories in children’s books.
 
Published November 1, 2016 by Warne. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction
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on Jun 21 2017

Ambitious readers might take a cue from the collection and envision Potter’s heroes in new settings, while longtime admirers will find their fond recollections mirrored in the artists’ words and images.

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