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A Tale Of Beatrix Potter

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A Tale of Beatrix Potter
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Norris gallery favorite, Debra Miller, returns with a family-friendly portrayal of beloved children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter.

Born Helen Beatrix Potter on July 28, 1866 in London, England, Beatrix Potter has a legacy that goes far beyond Peter Rabbit and his friends. She produced and copyrighted stuffed toys, developed board games, coloring pages and wallpaper; and her drawings of fungi are still used in instruction and identification texts. A generous supporter of England's National Trust, she helped to preserve the landscape and culture of the Lake District and raised award winning Herdwick Sheep. Like Peter Rabbit, she was devoted to her parents, but disobedient; did not hesitate to squeeze under and around the barriers put up to keep women out of the world of work and science, and got into her share of scrapes with "Gentlemen Gardeners".

Beatrix tells her own story through her letters to friends and their children; and her diary, which was written in a code so complex it took 5 years to break. A question and answer session with Ms. Miller will follow her performance.
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