150 years of Beatrix Potter

Updated 3:41 PM ET, Thu September 1, 2016
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"The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots," a Beatrix Potter story found in a museum more than 100 years after it was written, is being published for the first time. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Potter, best known for her books featuring the Peter Rabbit character. From Quentin Blake
This is the only sketch Beatrix Potter left behind of Kitty. Publishers looked for another illustrator to complete the book. From Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake, known for his work with Roald Dahl, illustrated "Kitty in Boots." From Quentin Blake
Children's author and environmentalist Beatrix Potter, as she appeared at age 26, in 1892. Courtesy of V&A Museum/V&A Museum
Potter at her home, Hill Top Farm, near Sawrey, in 1913. Courtesy of National Trust/National Trust
Potter owned several rabbits during her life. This one, named Benjamin, is thought to have inspired her character Benjamin Bunny, who appeared in her Peter Rabbit books and later in "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." National Trust
Peter Rabbit, perhaps Potter's most famous character, makes an appearance in "Kitty" -- although he's much older and "portlier" than depicted here. "It's a testament to Potter's imagination that she allowed him to grow up," said Jo Hanks, a publisher who discovered the new Potter story. From Facebook
The Royal Mint struck 50p coins in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth. The Royal Mint