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!
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