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 Squirrel Nutkin
Every autumn Squirrel Nutkin and his cousins are granted permission by Old Brown the owl to collect nuts on Owl Island.Read more…