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Beatrix Potter resources

Here is a short list culled from the myriad resources available, as well as a list of the books Potter wrote.

 Web resources

Beatrix Potter Society
The Potter Society has a quarterly newsletter and organizes regional gatherings both in the UK and abroad. Every other summer, they host a one-week tour and a study conference.

Frederick Warne & Co.
More about Beatrix Potter and her books

Books about Beatrix Potter

The Journal of Beatrix Potter, 1881–1897 transcribed from her code writings by Leslie Linder (Warne, 1989)

Beatrix Potter’s Americans: Selected Letters edited by Jane Crowell Morse (Horn Book, 1982)
Beatrix Potter’s Letters selected by Judy Taylor (Warne, 1989)
Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter edited by Judy Taylor (Warne, 1992)

The Art of Beatrix Potter selected and arranged by Leslie Linder (Warne, 1972)
Beatrix Potter’s Art: A Selection of Paintings and Drawings edited by Anne Stevenson Hobbs (Warne, 1989)

Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman by Judy Taylor (Warne, 2002)
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear (US: St. Martins 2007, UK: Penguin 2007)

(Note: Margaret Lane’s books are not included because she wrote them before the complete journal and letters were available.)

Books by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (privately printed)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tailor of Gloucester (privately printed)

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet

The Tale of Tom Kitten

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Roly-Poly Pudding (later renamed The Tale of Samuel Whiskers)

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

Peter Rabbit’s Painting Book
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

The Tale of Mr. Tod

The Tale of Pigling Bland

Tom Kitten’s Painting Book
Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes

The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes

Jemima Puddle-Duck’s Painting Book

Peter Rabbit’s Almanac for 1929

The Fairy Caravan

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Sister Anne, illustrated by Katherine Sturges


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