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***Beatrix

by Jeanette Winter

Reviewed June 17, 2003.
Frances Foster Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), New York, 2003.  64 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JB POT).

This “little book for little hands” is a biography of Beatrix Potter--done in the style of Beatrix Potter’s own books.

It’s a beautiful little book.  It tells of her lonely childhood and her love for animals and for drawing.  We hear of Beatrix’s own many pets, including a pet rabbit named Peter.  We also learn how her most famous book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, began as a letter to a friend’s son.

This isn’t so much a biography for writing a report as it is a story that’s enjoyable in its own right.  It will be perfect for the second-graders at Sembach Elementary who are asked to do a “Biographies Alive” project, since it’s a story that they can read themselves.


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