Who Was Beatrix Potter?
The product of a strict home, Potter relished her summers in Scotland and the Lake District, where she immersed herself in the outdoors. Her love of animals and nature shines through her writing and illustrations.
Staunch realism along with whimsy pervade Potter’s children’s books, and her clear-eyed approach to life enabled her to probe emotional depths beyond their pretty pastel surfaces. Their wise unflinching truth is in part, I believe, what has enabled them to survive for over a century. (Ellen Handler Spitz)