Beatrix Potter

The tale of Benjamin Bunny
Via a wonderful new blog, What’s New at the Internet Archive – eye candy for me, I discovered the cheerful work of Beatrix Potter. The English children’s book author and illustrator grew up in a rich family, but her parents discouraged any intellectual development. Just at the age of 36, in 1902, she published her first book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. That book, as all of her works, have captivating children’s stories starred only by animals, with lovely illustrations.
Her life is the subject of a new film called Miss Potter. Th film starred by Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, according to the trailer, transforms her life in a romantic history, combines stories from her own life with animated sequences from her short stories. Maybe I’m wrong, but it doesn’t look like a catchy film to me, not the kind that I like to watch.
Back to the most interesting part of her life, the books and illustrations. that Archive post points to her the Archive’s Texts collection with many of her illustrated stories which may be browsed, downloaded, or shared. They are from their contributor Project Gutenberg, which has other of her works available. Since the “Flip Book” option provides a better appreciation of them, I kept the books’ links at Archive and just pointed to Project Gutenberg when a work wasn’t available at the first one. Here is the list of her works on-line:
The Story of Miss Moppet
A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories by Beatrix Potter
The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter and audio version
The Story of Miss Moppet
The tailor of Gloucesterarticle
The tale of Benjamin Bunny, article and audio version
The Tale of Ginger and Picklesarticle
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duckarticle
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mousearticle.
The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisherarticle
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Mr. Todarticle
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemousearticle
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, another version illustrated by Virginia Albert, article, audio version at Project Gutenberg and audio version at Archive
The Tale of Samuel Whiskersarticle
The tale of Squirrel Nutkinarticle
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunniesarticle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Panarticle
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The tale of Tom Kittenarticle
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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2 Responses to Beatrix Potter

  1. manuel says:

    Engraçado: o meu segundo post no arco da velha foi um desenho da potter; há uns meses tb voltei a pôr uns desenhos, mas não conhecia mais nada!

  2. Bibi says:

    Eu não sabia nada dela, daí vi esse post no Archive e me encantei 🙂

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