Saturday, November 21, 2015

Miss Potter: Bunnies and Conservation

TeaAtTrianon links to a Victoria magazine article about Beatrice Potter, who is famous for her children's books, and also was active in preserving the scenic Lake District.

Great Photos at link
Victoria Magazine

and if you can, watch the film MissPotter, about her life.
Alas, on youtube it is only available in Spanish and German.

and if you aren't familiar with her work, Project Gutenberg has them on line: Link for Peter Rabbit

although this version doesn't have Potter's charming artwork for some reason... most of the tales with her artwork you have to buy...
but Jemima PuddleDuck does use Beatrice Potter's illustrations.
 the fox tried to get Jemima to lay her eggs in his turf house...

"But as to a nest—there is no difficulty: I have a sackful of feathers in my wood-shed. No, my dear madam, you will be in nobody's way. You may sit there as long as you like," said the bushy long-tailed gentleman.
He led the way to a very retired, dismal-looking house amongst the fox-gloves.
It was built of faggots and turf, and there were two broken pails, one on top of another, by way of a chimney.

This webpage has links to free ebooks and where to buy etc.

Another website has lots about Peter and friends, including PeterRabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck wallpaper

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