Beatrix Potter whose real first name was Helen, was an English author and illustrator who was most commonly known for her children's publications featuring animal figures like in the actual children's classic - The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Beatrix was in fact born into a honored family where she was tutored by private teachers and for that reason grew up separated from other youngsters. She previously had quite a few domestic pets and also spent vacations in Scotland and the Lake District where she developed a love of the landscape, plant life and animals, all of which she closely viewed and painted.
Beatrix's mother and father discouraged her intellectual advancement as a youthful lady, nevertheless her analysis along with paintings of fungus resulted in her becoming extensively respected in the field of mycology. In her 30's, Beatrix Potter released the very successful children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Around that point she became secretly engaged to her publisher Norman Warne. This brought on a breach with her mother and father, whom did not approve of her getting married to someone of lower social status. Sadly however, Warne passed away before the wedding. Ultimately Beatrix Potter began publishing and also illustrating kid's publications fulltime.
With the proceeds from her books, she became financially independent of her parents and was eventually able to purchase Hill Top Farm in the Lake District. She expanded the property with other acquisitions over time. In her 40's, she wedded William Heelis, a local solicitor. She ended up becoming a sheep breeder and farmer whilst continuing to write as well as illustrate books for children. As a whole she published twenty-three books.
Beatrix died on the twenty second of December, 1943, and donated the vast majority of her possessions to the National Trust. Her publications continue to sell well all over the world, in several languages. Her tales have been retold in numerous formats such as a ballet, motion pictures, and in animation. Such is her worldwide recognition, and also that of the characters from her books, that numerous Beatrix Potter Figurines were manufactured. These Beatrix Potter figures which feature virtually all the characters in her publications are getting to be very collectable pottery as well as valuable.