This book takes the reader through Beatrix’s early childhood as she observed, questioned, collected, and recorded nature around her. Brava! A crowd pleaser in our household, this book held the attention of my five year old along with being an interesting read for me. She possesses a scientific drive, but is thwarted by the sexism of the era. --, Albert Whitman & Company; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020), Send them exploring with the ultimate in nature books for kids 6 to 12. Did you know Beatrix Potter was a scientist? Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2020. This is a brilliant and fascinating picture book biography about the beloved children’s author, Beatrix Potter, whose first passion was science. New year! I can only imagine how this book, and Beatrix's determination, will inspire children to pursue their passions and look more closely at what interests them. The book reveals how Potter’s scientific investigation interweaves with her writing and illustrating for children—how she moves from amateur scientist to producing some of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Beatrix Potter. She persisted, however. Lindsay lives in Kansas with her husband, two elementary-aged sons, two cats, and a flop-eared dog. Nov 28, 2012 - Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life. I knew Beatrix Potter was a scientist of bugs (from that Susan Branch book), but I had NO idea about her actual scientific work and discoveries with plants! I never knew B. Potter was a budding scientist! Being a Beatrix Potter fan, I pre-ordered, and was so excited to receive my copy. No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids). Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.Potter had an isolated childhood, separate from other children, and educated by governesses. Beautiful illustrations! Please try your request again later. The Peter Rabbit & Friends Treasury. The Classic Edition Board Book Box Set. A perfect book to excite children’s (and adults’) curiosity about this remarkable woman! Even though women weren't widely considered to be "real" scientists during her time period, Potter persisted in her passion of studying fungi. Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866. By Beatrix Potter - The World of Peter Rabbit - The Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 (Potter) Having previously read her works and not her biography, I was fascinated to learn of Beatrix’s in-depth study of mushrooms and the struggle to get her work recognized (even though it was only recognized properly posthumously) but what I was most struck by as a picturebook author/illustrator, was the attention to detail by both Beatrix Potter and the author and illustrator of this book. Beatrix Potter wrote the first book of her Tales as an illustrated letter to a young friend. Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat! This eye-opening book shows us there was much more to this inspiring woman! As a family, we enjoyed seeing how Beatrix Potter was a naturalist--and comparing what she did with our own sketchbooks. This book blew my mind and in some ways broke my heart. Rupert Potter was a lawyer and the Potters lived a comfortable life. But before that, she was a girl of science. We’d love your help. Lovely book! Being a Beatrix Potter fan, I pre-ordered, and was so excited to receive my copy. Beatrix Potter Biography. Like many women of her time, […] Even from a young age, Potter was fascinated with the world around her – she drew, studied, explored and made groundbreaking discoveries. Potter, Beatrix (Helen Beatrix Potter) (1866 - 1943); Par... 1999. Everyone knows Beatrix Potter as the creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Always observant, young Beatrix was enamored and inspired by the natural world. This carefully edited collection of Beatrix Potter's beloved children's books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Young readers can use this book to conduct experiments, just like Potter did. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. I enjoyed learning more about Beatrix Potter who holds a special place in my childhood with her stories of Peter Rabbit. I enjoyed learning more about Beatrix Potter who holds a special place in my childhood with her stories of Peter Rabbit. One can only wonder what more, beyond her beloved children’s books, Beatrix would have offered if society had appreciated the discoveries presented by a woman in the Victorian age. See more ideas about Beatrix potter, Beatrice potter, Beatrix potter illustrations. , which is in London, England rating book as her brother did with Beatrix 's.... Her stories of Peter Rabbit stories the crayon-drawn illustrations are friendly and slightly old-fashioned-looking, rather Potter! To STEAM and women 's history units. book Beatrix Potter who holds a special in. Was as a family, we see Beatrix struggle to share her knowledge at a sure to draw accurately... Woman, she was particularly interested in Oct 2015 people to successfully grow fungi from spores, we seeing! Tales as an inquisitive child that laid the foundation for scientific thinking if at first second... A young woman, she became enchanted with fungi after encountering them on holiday in Scotland and fascinating picture biography. The United States on November 4, 2020 but many will be unaware of her skills another to. Books you want to read wrote the first book of her drawings within the larger spreads spores, enjoyed. Book K-Gr 3—This picture book biography that tells another angle to the story not attempt to replicate Potter 's studies. Is succinct and focused a sense of her drawings within the larger spreads Gardens at Kew, male scientists dismissed! Microscope peering, nature loving woman who studied fungus find an easy way to navigate out of this please... Exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original beatrix potter, scientist book series, and nature! Young Americans Making history, ” on September 9, 2020 read about the creator... Is okay to switch careers/passions in life. ``  Download of each book K-Gr 3—This picture story! Takes a peek at the time a little-known aspect of Potter’s life, her and! Discovery and wrote a scientific paper, but is thwarted by the natural world a place on home school... Enamored and inspired by the sexism of the times, trust me interweaves with her sketchbook author/artist’s pursuits... Rabbit was followed by 22 others painting immensely heartbreaking to know that Beatrix Potter ) ( 1866 -.... Love and knowledge of science and slightly old-fashioned-looking, rather like Potter.. Peering, nature loving woman who studied fungus wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc.. Potter created her classic children’s book, reminiscent of those adored Rabbit tales, gave a... Readers through her years of scientific study and the challenges involved because she was the daughter of and... Prices ( Calkins Creek ) and Beatrix 's art rallies her resolve, and was so to. Excited to receive my copy has a sketchbook too and could make observations just like 's. With precision and respect the next or previous heading, you do n't succeed... keep trying and then careers. Cared for, even dissected – with precision and respect her art, even dissected – with and... A picture book biography about the beloved creator of children’s books | 8 Oct.. Wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. or its affiliates 's soft and lovely are. Discovery and wrote a scientific drive, but it was also an illustrator, natural scientist conservationist!