The Tale of Peter Rabbit was finally published in , and was an instant beloved classic with great success. Beatrix Potter continued to write and illustrate stories for children about rabbits, ducks, squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs, cats, dogs, mice, pigs, and other small animals. Her closeness to nature helped her to closely portray the real-life surroundings, personalities, habits, and characteristics of the animals who became the characters in her books. With the money from the sales of her first few books, she purchased Hill Top Farm, in the Lake District village of Sawrey.
She finally got to move to the countryside, and she used Hill Top Farm as a backdrop for several of her next books. In she married a country lawyer named William Heelis, and spent the rest of her life in the Lake District, raising sheep, taking care for the countryside and animals, and saving farmland.
Her home at Hill Top Farm, containing much of her original work, remains a popular place to visit. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. During those times Beatrix came to know the small wild animals which would eventually become the characters of her stories for children. She always looked forward to those summer holidays, and would often dream of living there someday. English actress Jackie Weiner will play a live-action Beatrix Potter who will narrate the animated stories.
Beatrix Potter's Books Gallery Edit. They set about taking things to make their little home more comfortable, but end up creating a terrible mess.
A little girl called Lucie discovers a hidden home high in the hills. She knocks on the door, and meets Mrs Tiggy-Winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring animals.
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The inhabitants, however, are animals rather than people, and problems arise when Ribby the cat invites Duchess the dog to tea. This tale tells of an optimistic and slightly accident-prone frog, who sets off on a fishing expedition across the pond, only to find himself bitten on the toe by a water-beetle, fighting with a stickleback, and eventually nearly eaten by a trout!
This, along with The Tale of Miss Moppet , was intended for very young children. It turns out to be a bit of a battle of wits, and who do you think will win?
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This tale is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter. All Jemima wants to do is lay her eggs in peace. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place.
Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of. The first farm that Beatrix Potter owned, Hill Top, was an old house with thick walls and many hiding places for rats and mice. Ginger and Pickles a terrier and a ginger cat kept a very popular shop. Mrs Tittlemouse is a terribly tidy little wood mouse. She is always sweeping her burrow, polishing and tidying.
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It seems that no sooner has she started than another messy visitor appears to leave their muddy footprints everywhere. Beatrix made beautiful studies of insects, to produce delightful pictures of the spiders to bees, found in Mrs. Beatrix wrote this story to appeal to her American fans and featured animals of American origin grey squirrels, chipmunks and a black bear living in the Lake District woods!
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Poor Timmy Tiptoes ends up deep inside the trunk of a dead tree, with no means of getting out. Luckily, the chipmunk who lives there is very kind.
This tale was published the year that Beatrix Potter was married and settled down to farming life for good. She had already been keeping pigs, and she sketched them for this story, using her own farmyard as the setting.