As a child, Beatrix Potter was lonely and bored. As an adult, she spent most of her time running her farms. By the time she was 50 years old, most people forgot that Beatrix Potter was the creator of such lovable characters as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. This series introduces primary readers to famous men and women through artwork and photos. Each of these carefully researched unauthorized biographies is supported by a variety of primary source material — newspaper clippings, family photographs, correspondence — designed to inform as well as encourage young readers to take on their own investigations. Each book begins with the story of the person's life, featuring colorful illustrations, and concludes with a selection of photos of primary source material.