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Becoming Beatrix
Becoming Beatrix ›
By Amy M. O'Quinn

Cloth

Published Mar 2022

<strong>Beatrix Potter forged</strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto" xml:lang="EN-US"> her own creative path to independence, fame, and financial success.</span></strong><br /> <br /><span data-contrast="auto" xml:lang="EN-US">Peter Rabbit, Hunca</span> 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.<br /> <br /><span data-contrast="auto" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>Becoming Beatrix </em>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.</span> <br /> <br /><span data-ccp-props="{}"><strong>This is the story of Beatrix beyond the bunnies.</strong></span><br /> 
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