Author: Beatrix Potter
Dates: 28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943
Title of Book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket and her umbrella, and went through the wood to the baker’s. She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns.
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries;
But Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden, and squeezed under the gate!
First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes;
And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley.
But round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr. McGregor!
Brief Biography: Potter was an author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist. She is best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals. Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep.