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Beatrix Potter

Author, Illustrator

(1866 - 1943)

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (born Helen Beatrix Potter) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.



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Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes (1917)

A collection of seven nursery rhymes with accompanying illustrations. Read online at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes (1922)

A collection of eight nursery rhymes with pictures. Read online at archive.org. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Complete Tales (1997)

This omnibus includes all twenty-three originally-published tales and four unpublished works.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Country Tales (1987)

This is an extract from “The Fairy Caravan” which has been newly illustrated by Pauline Baynes. It contains three stories.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Fairy Caravan (1929)

A young guinea pig runs away and joins the circus.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Ginger and Pickles (1909)

A cat and a terrier set up a grocery store, but they give unlimited credit to their customers and soon have to file for bankruptcy. Read online at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Jemima Puddle-Duck’s Painting Book (1925)

A story book with outline pages to be colored by the owner.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Junior Classics Volume 8 (1912)

Short accounts of our animal friends, both true and fictitious for children from six to sixteen. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Horatia K. F. Gatty
Beatrix Potter
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Various
Charles Dudley Warner
Illustrator(s): Charles Livingston Bull
Edmund Dulac
Various

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Mostly Magic (1958)

A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Edward Lear
Hugh Lofting
Beatrix Potter
Et al
Illustrator(s): Boris Artzybasheff
L. Leslie Brooke
Wanda Gág
Howard Pyle
Dr. Seuss
Et al

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The Peter Rabbit Diary for any Year (1991)

A small diary with the pictures from the original 1929 almanac. Just one of many similar publications.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Peter Rabbit Music Books: Book 1, Six Easy Pieces for Pianoforte (1935)

Six solo pieces for beginners, with six illustrations.

Author(s): Christopher Le Fleming
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Peter Rabbit Music Books: Book 2, Six Easy Duets for Pianoforte (1935)

Six easy duets, twelve pictures for beginning piano.

Author(s): Christopher Le Fleming
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Peter Rabbit’s Almanac for 1929 (1928)

An almanac with pictures from Peter Rabbit.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Peter Rabbit’s Painting Book (1911)

Nine pictures from Peter Rabbit for the owner to paint in. Includes an abbreviated version of the original story.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)

Ribby the cat invites Dutchess the Pomeranian to a tea party. Read online at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)

Tom Kitten is captured by rats who determine to make him into a pie. Read online at archive.org. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Sister Anne (1932)

A version of Blue Beard by the author artist of the Lake District.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Katharine Sturges

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The Sly Old Cat (1971)

A cat invites a rat to a tea party, but it soon becomes apparent to the rat that she is to be the dessert.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)

The fierce bad rabbit steals a carrot from the good little rabbit, and as he eats it, is shot by a hunter and loses his tail and the carrot. This is the original panorama format.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1916)

The fierce bad rabbit steals a carrot from the good little rabbit, and as he eats it, is shot by a hunter and loses his tail and his carrot. This is the standard book edition that replaced the original panorama format. Read online at archive.org. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)

Miss Moppet, the cat, makes the mistake of playing with her food, and the mouse escapes her grasp. This is the original panorama edition.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Story of Miss Moppet (1916)

Miss Moppet, the cat, makes the mistake of playing with her food, and the mouse escapes her grasp. This is the book edition that replaced the original panorama. Read online at Project Gutenberg. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tailor of Gloucester (1902)

The tailor is assisted in finishing an important commission by the mice who live in his house. This was Beatrix Potter’s favorite among her books.This is the original privately printed edition which is longer than the first commercial edition.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)

The tailor is assisted in finishing an important commission by the mice who live in his house. This was Beatrix Potter’s favorite among her books. Originally privately printed in 1902, this is the first commercial edition. Read online at archive.org. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tailor of Gloucester from the Original Manuscript (1969)

When the tailor is too ill to complete an important commission, the mice who live in his house finish it for him. This is Beatrix Potter’s favorite of all her books. This is the original story which was subsequently shortened for publication.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)

Peter Rabbit returns to the scene of his previous adventures to retrieve his clothes and almost comes to grief again. Read online at wikisource. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)

Jemima is looking for a place to hide her nest and a cunning fox offers her his shed and bids fair to eat her until Kep the farm dog intervenes. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)

The town mouse and the country mouse decide that they prefer their own way of life after sampling the other’s. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (2016)

The tale of a black cat who leads a double life defeating vile villains.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake

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The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930)

On his way home from the market, Little Pig Robinson is shanghaied by a ship’s cook with no good intentions. The ship’s cat helps the pig escape in a boat, and they sail to the Land Where the Bong Tree Grows. This British first edition does not have as many illustrations as the American one.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930)

On his way home from the market Little Pig Robinson is shanghaied by a ship’s cook with no good intentions. The ship’s cat helps the pig escape in a boat, and they sail to the Land Where the Bong Tree Grows. This American first edition has more illustrations than the British one.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)

A frog goes fishing and a fish goes frogging. This is a special publisher’s binding. Read online at archive.org. Or at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)

Mr. Brock the badger kidnaps the children of Benjamin bunny and locks them up in Mr. Tod the fox’s house. Peter and Benjamin stage a daring rescue. This was originally published in a new larger format. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)

Lucie has lost three handkerchiefs and a pinafore, but finds Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle has carefully laundered and starched them for her. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)

Tidy Mrs. Tittlemouse is plagued by various insects who invade her home, and an unwelcome toad. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901)

This is the first privately-printed edition with black-and-white only illustrations. Read online at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

There were two bindings for the first edition of this classic story of a bad little bunny. Later printings had fewer illustrations. Read online at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit (2000)

Once there were four bunnies, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter. Peter disobeys his mother and goes into Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)

Sent out into the world on his own, Pigling Bland rescues a beautiful sow named Pigwig and together they flee over the hills and far away. This was the second book in the new larger format. It was later republished in the original small format. Read online at archive.org. Or at HathiTrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (1926)

Tom Kitten is captured by rats who determine to make him into a pie. Originally published in a larger format, this book was retitled when published in the smaller format. Read online at wikisource. Or at archive.org.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)

Squirrel Nutkin tempts the old owl once too often and pays the price with the loss of his tail. The island where the squirrels collect nuts is similar to Wildcat Island. Read online at Internet Archive. Or at wikisource. Or at Hathitrust. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of the Faithful Dove (1955)

A dove is chased into a chimney by a hawk and trapped there until a friendly mouse comes to her aid.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Tale of the Faithful Dove (1970)

A dove is chased into a chimney by a hawk and trapped there until a friendly mouse comes to her aid.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Marie Angel

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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)

The children of Benjamin Bunny and Flopsy Bunny are captured by Mr. McGregor but rescued by Thomasina Tittlemouse. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)

Timmy is imprisoned in a hollow tree on suspicion of stealing nuts. He is consoled by Chippy Hackee, a chipmunk. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource. Or at Gutenberg.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)

Tom and his sisters soil their clothes, then lose them to a gaggle of geese while their mother is preparing for an afternoon tea party. Read online at archive.org. Or at Hathitrust. Or at Gutenberg. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Tuppeny (1973)

A guinea pig is treated with a hair restorer and its fur grows inches per day. This is an original draft of what became the first chapter of The Fairy Caravan.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Marie Angel

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)

Two mice rampage through a doll’s house when they discover the food is only plaster, but are later repentant and clean up their mess. Read online at Gutenberg. Or at wikisource. Or at Hathitrust. Or at archive.org.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Tom Kitten’s Painting Book (1917)

Outline pictures from Tom Kitten’s adventures to be colored in by the owner.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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Wag-by-Wall (1944)

A sleepy owl helps an impoverished grandmother care for her only grandchild. This limited edition was published in Great Britain by Beatrix Potter’s original publishers.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): None

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Wag-by-Wall (1944)

A sleepy owl helps an impoverished grandmother care for her only grandchild.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Julius J. Lankes

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Wag-by-Wall (1987)

This was Beatrix Potter’s last book. She did not live to illustrate this story of kindly old Sally Benson who lived in a thatched cottage and kept a pair of owls in the shed.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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