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Happy 150th Birthday to the Multi-Talented Beatrix Potter!

“Beatrix Potter may be best known as the creator of charming characters like Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle and Hunca Munca, but, as is true in most lives, she was in reality many other things, as well. A product of Victorian times, she far surpassed societal expectations of women of her era and class. She was an accomplished botanical illustrator, a sheep breeder and farmer, a wife, and a conservationist…” (About.com)

“Potter kept a journal … in a complicated code that wasn’t deciphered for years! As a teenager, she wrote almost 200,000 coded journal words.” (“14 Things You Didn’t Know About Beatrix Potter”, Huffington Post)

Beatrix holding a pet rabbit.
Beatrix holding a pet rabbit.
Illustration from ‘Two Bad Mice’

 Peter Rabbit from 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'

Peter Rabbit from ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’

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