Lost manuscript found! Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter discovered! I have read Beatrix Potter’s books but didn’t really know anything about her. So I picked up Who Was Beatrix Potter? By Sarah Fabiny. Beatrix Potter’s full name was Helen Beatrix Potter. Because her mother’s name was also Helen, Beatrix was called by her middle name. She grew up in a time when children had to stay quiet and stay out of their parent’s way. Women did not get jobs or get to study science. Beatrix loved animals and nature and drew and painted them. She studied mushrooms and wrote a scientific paper about them. I thought this was super interesting because I love fungi. Beatrix wrote letters with little illustrated stories to a friend’s son who was sick. Her friend kept the letters and they became the Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter’s other wonderful books. I recommend this fun biography to readers in grades three to seven. Younger readers should check out the picture book by David McPhail, Beatrix Potter and her Paint Box. And, for all Beatrix Potter fans, young and old, take a look at her new story the Tale of Kitty in Boots.
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