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by Jeanette Winter

Published by Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
62 pages
ISBN: 0-374-30655-9

Ages 6-9

Beatrix Potter, the creator of many beloved stories for children, suffered a lonely childhood. Beatrix's companions were the creatures she found and tamed during summers in the country. The rabbit she named Peter and other animals eased her loneliness. Her other source of solace was art, and she drew and wrote a world of brightness and magic that contrasted the grayness and sadness that permeated her life in London. As she did in My Name Is Georgia (Harcourt, 1998), her fine picture book biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, Jeanette Winter has created an intimate and intriguing portrait of a singular girl and woman ("I live so much out of the world."). She blends her own spare text with her subject's own words (distinguished by italics). Winter's color art shows the solemn but passionate and curious Beatrix and her affinity with the natural world. CCBC Categories: Biography and Autobiography.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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