The World’s Greatest Books!
(Magically Brought to life)
Most of the world’s best books, the ones whose stories are timeless, are found in almost all of the world’s great libraries both digitally and printed. They were written long enough ago that they now are in the public domain. Yet, many of them remain undiscovered–collecting digital or real dust.
myRead is about bringing the great classics back to life through digital magic wielded by artists, actors, musicians and animators.
Creating a myRead Book
The Amazing Children’s Author and Illustrator – Helen Beatrix Potter
Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrated the British landscape and country life. [Photo taken at about age 47]
With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village, then in Lancashire, the English Lake District near Windermere, in 1905. Over the following decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.
In the 1890s her mycological illustrations and research into the reproduction of fungus spores generated interest from the scientific establishment. Following some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit, publishing it first privately in 1901, and a year later as a small, three-colour illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co.
[Illustration from the original “Tale of Peter Rabbit”]