Events & Author Appearances

Jul
30
Becoming Beatrix
Meet the Author: Amy M. O'Quinn
Read It Again Bookstore, 3630 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 314, Suwanee, GA 30034 (map it)
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 12:00pm

Join author Amy M. O'Quinn for a signing of her book, Becoming Beatrix, at Read It Again Bookstore in Suwanee, GA.

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Becoming Beatrix
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By Amy M. O'Quinn
Price 18.99

Cloth

Published Mar 2022

Beatrix Potter forged her own creative path to independence, fame, and financial success.  Peter Rabbit, Hunca Munca, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck—many readers are familiar with the animal characters created by British author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. But she was so much more than a painter of watercolor bunnies in little blue jackets or ducks waddling about in bonnets and shawls. She was a natural scientist, mycologist, environmentalist, preservationist, farmer, and expert sheep breeder. Beatrix Potter was a woman ahead of her time, making her own decisions and handling her own business affairs despite living in a Victorian society that was unaccustomed to unmarried women doing so.  Becoming Beatrix covers Potter's early life and influences, artistic work, fascination with animals and the natural sciences, and interest and research in fungi, as well as her writing and illustration journey and her later years as a wife, farmer, businesswoman, and conservationist.   This is the story of Beatrix beyond the bunnies.