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#AtoZChallenge Letter J

ivy-capital-letter-j   is for Jemima Puddleduck

Jemima is an Aylesbury duck.  Her book, published in 1908 was written by Beatrix Potter.


The story closely parallels the original Perrault story of Red Riding Hood.  In this case, the wolf is replaced with the “whiskered gentleman,” a fox whom Jemima naively trusts.

Beatrix Potter first wrote illustrated letters to the 8 children of her governess/companion Annie Moore.  Annie suggested she should publish them, but in the meantime Beatrix and her brother self-published Christmas cards of her drawings from nature.  In 1890 she was asked to illustrate verses in a Book about Benjamin Bunny and other books soon followed.  Jemima Puddleduck, the first of the stories of Beatrix Potter to be set on a farm, became very popular.  It included Kep, the collie, saving the day.


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About lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

10 responses »

  1. Her illustrations remain a delight.

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  2. This is so interesting! I love Beattrix Potter. Did you do the Letter artwork?


  3. Huge fan of Beatrix Potter.her stories and the book illustrations never fail to delight. Our J post is up


  4. Jemimah Puddleduck holds a special place in my heart – it’s the nickname we have for our first granddaughter (due any day) and makes me smile when I hear it! Leanne @ cresting the hill

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  5. I loved this post!! I think I have a piggy bank with one of her illustration on it. Her stories were a staple of my childhood.

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  6. I’ve always loved the way the name “Jemima Puddleduck” trips off the tongue. 🙂



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