A Celebration of Beatrix Potter

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter

Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators

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"2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with ACelebration of Beatrix Potter! With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators of children's literature. To mark her milestone birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of Potter's characters, as interpreted by well-known illustrators. Each illustration is accompanied by text from the artist explaining what that character means to them, making this a true celebration of Beatrix Potter."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Frederick Warne & Co., an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016
ISBN: 9780241249437
Characteristics: 110 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Potter, Beatrix 1866-1943

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forbesrachel May 29, 2017

Today, few children's authors are remembered as fondly as Beatrix Potter. With her charming country tales about rabbits, and mice, and hedgehogs, she managed to capture the imagination of, and instill a few lessons into generations of children. In this collection, a number of well-known authors pay tribute to this classic children's author. The book is nicely divided into sections that feature one work at a time. Each provides a brief introduction to the historical context of said work, a short excerpt, and the notes from other authors. In these brief one page tributes, the creators relate their memories of, or thoughts about, that book, and how Beatrix Potter inspired them. They also provide an illustration, in their own style, based on it. While the facts about this lady's life are fascinating, and reading the thought's of others induces a nostalgic feeling, it would have been nice to see each story fully reproduced (the excerpts just leave you wanting to read them all again anyways). Still, it is a beautiful and heartfelt book, an homage that is just as much for adults, as it is for children, and future children.

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