Who Was Beatrix Potter? (Who Was?)

by Sarah Fabiny (Author) Mike Lacey (Illustrator)

Who Was Beatrix Potter? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Born into wealth in 1860's London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. After briefly illustrating Christmas cards with her brother, Bertram, Potter wrote and illustrated her well-known book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book was rejected by several publishes until Frederick Warne eventually took a risk and published the story in 1902 - a risk that paid off. Peter Rabbit was a huge success and readers loved hearing about Peter's mischevious adventures in the lush English countryside. As she got older, Beatrix Potter became a proud conservationist, working hard to defend the landscape she loved so well against industrialization and logging. Now over one hundred years old, Peter Rabbit and his animal friends have become cultural touchstones and continue to delight readers of all ages.
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Sarah Fabiny
Sarah Fabiny is the Editor-in-Chief of series and licensed books at Grosset & Dunlap. She has written several Who Was...? titles, including Beatrix Potter, Frida Kahlo, and Rachel Carson. She lives in New York.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780448483054
Lexile Measure
790L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
July 20, 2015
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF007030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Literary
JNF038060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe
Library of Congress categories
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