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The Cat within the Hat; Little girls; Charlie and the Chocolate manufacturing unit. you recognize the tales, you're keen on the characters, yet have you learnt who wrote that? know about the folks at the back of your favourite stories and why they felt pressured to write down for kids.
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Because she was a girl, she was not allowed to study for a degree in science. Her drawings and experiments on mushrooms and fungi were not given the credibility they deserved. PETS AND PAINTING With Bertram away at school, Potter turned her attention even more to art. She took drawing lessons with several teachers, one of whom taught her how to paint with oils. Her preference, because of the linseed oil’s sticky, unpleasant texture, was to work in watercolors. Her drawings for her teachers showed attention to technical details such as light and shadow.
The Lake District was famous in art and literature before Beatrix Potter went to live at Castle Farm. The painter Constable visited the Lake District a century before Potter went to live there. The poet William Wordsworth was a native of the area. Wordsworth always returned to the Lake District from his travels. His friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, lived near Wordsworth for a number of years. The poet Ruskin retired to the district, and helped raise awareness for the need to preserve the land. His house was on Lake Conniston, near the property that Potter purchased and gave to the National Trust.
For the sake of peace in the family, she agreed to a secret engagement, with no announcement to anyone other than family members. The engagement did not last long, and the marriage never occurred. Norman, whose health had been delicate, became ill and died within a month of the engagement. He had either pernicious anemia or leukemia. The diagnosis was not clear, but there was no treatment for either disease at the time. He was 37 years old. Potter felt his death keenly. Norman’s sharp editorial eye had made their work together on the books into an artistic partnership.
Beatrix Potter (Who Wrote That?) by Margaret Speaker Yuan