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The story of Miss Moppet
Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943.
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Publication Information:
London : Frederick Warne, 2002.

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm.
General Note:
This ed. with reset text and new reproductions of Beatrix Potter's illustrations.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Little Books

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The Story of Miss Moppet, together with The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit, were books intended especially for very young children and they were originally published in a pull-out concertina format. They were subsequently reissued as standard books however, since the long strip of pictures became damaged too easily. Beatrix Potter borrowed a kitten to draw for the illustrations of Miss Moppet and the kitten proved to be as mischievous as the character she was meant to portray. Beatrix called her "a most fearful pickle".

Author Notes

(Helen) Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in London where she was privately educated. During most of her adult life, she lived in a farm cottage in Sawrey, Westmoreland County.

She was unsuccessful in trying to publish her serious botanical work, watercolor studies of fungi, but she wrote and privately published "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for an invalid child in 1900. This story became a children's classic throughout the world. Other animal characters created by her include, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Her tales are illustrated by her own hand in delicate and detailed watercolor pictures depicting her characters. Potter's other works include "The Tailor of Gloucester" published in 1902 and "The Tale of Tom Kitten" published in 1907.

At her death in 1943, she bequeathed her property in Sawrey to the National Trust, which also maintains her home as a museum.

(Bowker Author Biography)



This is a Pussy called Miss Moppet, she thinks she has heard a mouse! This is the Mouse peeping out behind the cupboard, and making fun of Miss Moppet. He is not afraid of a kitten. Excerpted from The Story of Miss Moppet by Beatrix Potter All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.