Potter, Beatrix (1866-1943), was an English author and illustrator known for her charming children's stories about small animals. Her books combine stories of adventure and humor with delicate water colors that capture the action and mood of the text. Potter's first and most famous story is The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902).
Potter wrote and illustrated about 25 books. In addition to Peter Rabbit, her characters include Squirrel Nutkin, Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-Duck, the Flopsy Bunnies, and Pigling Bland.