Beatrix Potter's first children’s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published in 1902. She had experienced difficulty finding a publisher, having sent the manuscript to six publishers, and receiving six rejections. However, the book was eventually accepted by the London firm of Frederick Warne & Co. It was an instant success and Beatrix went on to produce a total of twenty-three “little Tales”, all published by Warne.
They have never lost their popularity. Today more than two million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year worldwide – which is four books every minute!
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Johnny Town-Mouse tries to introduce a country mouse to the joys of urban living.Read more…
Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes
This second collection of Beatrix Potter’s nursery rhymes features little pigs going to market.Read more…
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
The longest of Beatrix Potter’s twenty-three tales.Read more…