Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is known for her classic animal tales, writing a total of 26! In remembrance  on her birthday we have put a booklist together of 5 of these timeless classics.

Please look on our online catalogue for more of her stories.

The tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter’s most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden!

The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of . . . roast duck! Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter, who lived at her farm, Hill Top.

The tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Beatrix Potter’s famous tale of a naughty squirrel who loses his tail is as popular today as it was when it was first published over 100 years ago.

The tale of Little Pig Robinson

Little pig Robinson goes to market for his aunts and, after a series of unexpected and amazing adventures, including an unexpected sea voyage, settles to a pleasant life on an island in the South Seas

The tale of Mr. Tod

A children’s story about the unfriendly relations between a disagreeable fox and an uncouth badger and the problems they create for the rabbits living peacefully in the forest.

4 thoughts on “Beatrix Potter”

  1. Every link I try for each book I get an error message
    502 web server error –

    really should check that links work before publishing, ro is down to the Go Online machine I am using??


    1. Hello Donald,
      Thank you for raising this to our attention, all the links are now fixed.
      Many thanks,
      Hampshire Libraries


  2. really, as I have just tried & get…….
    502 – Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.
    There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.

    Think I’ll use LibraryThing from now on as I see someone else has reported same thing on a more recent list.


    1. Hello Donald, thanks for this the feedback is greatly appreciated. We are aware that this is a regular problem and are seeking to resolve it with our IT support. In the meantime I have checked the links in this article and they seem to be linking with the catalogue. Please do let us know if you experience any further problems, we appreciate your patience on this. Jeremy, Hampshire Libraries.


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