Beatrix Potter, born July 28th
Popular children’s author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, was born in London on July 28, 1866. Potter’s first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published in 1902. Peter’s adventures were followed by a series of popular animal tales, including the Tale of Benjamin Bunny, the Tale of Pigling Bland, and the Tale of Tom Kitten. Potter illustrated all of her own works, though she had no formal artistic training. In addition to her literary career, Beatrix Potter was also a farmer and land conservationist. Potter died on December 22, 1943.
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