The Tale of Beatrix Potter

January 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

Beatrix Potter by  Alexandra Wallner; published by Holiday House, New York; 1995.

I guess I expected the biography of Beatrix Potter to be more like her books—warm and witty.  The folk art illustrations detract from the story, for me, because they are not done in a style complementary to Potter’s own illustrations.  Although Wallner’s illustration’s aren’t what I expected, the biography itself was written at a level accessible to most elementary aged children.  This book will be of interest more to parents than their children—parents who grew up listening to Potter’s tales and have shared them with their own children.

After reading a biography done as a graphic novel, this was a bit dry.  However, I might use this in a display with Potter’s books and the movie that was recently released about her life.

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