The Country Artist

A Story about Beatrix Potter

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Tea with a hedgehog and supper with a rabbit? Beatrix Potter entertained guests that most people—certainly Beatrix Potter’s proper Victorian parents—would have thought belonged in a meadow, not in a London nursery. Such unlikely companions were company for lonely Beatrix, and she spent much of her time sketching and making up stories about these small creatures. Beatrix was so well acquainted with the characters of her various animal friends that when she was older it seemed natural to write and illustrate small books about their delightful adventures. Generations of children all over the world have gotten to know and love Beatrix Potter’s animal friends—Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit, and many more. David Collins’s lively text and Karen Ritz’s striking illustrations combine to tell the wonderful tale of this gentle, creative woman who had a special feeling not only for animals, but also for children.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82253-696-3
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1989
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.0
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007030
Dewey 823'.912
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49558
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

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“. . .honest, entertaining, easy-to-read and guaranteed an audience.” —Book Review

Booklist

“A good source for author background material for book reports and lively reading for those who enjoy biographies.” —Booklist

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

“An excellent portrait . . . of a woman who was terribly restricted by her times and by her parents.” —Through the Looking Glass

Illustrator: Karen Ritz

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →