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A Missing Manuscript from Beatrix Potter Becomes a New Book

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Imagine opening an envelope from 1914 and discovering not just any letter but one that contained a story penciled by your favorite childhood author. Publisher Jo Hanks certainly opened the right envelope two years ago when she found The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by none other than Beatrix Potter (writer and illustrator of the mischievous Peter Rabbit) who had sent it to her publisher during World War I, The Guardian reported. After combing through the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archive in London; not one, not two, but three fragile manuscripts were found scribbled in school notebooks, a color sketch of Kitty-in-Boots, and a light sketch of Kitty-in-Boot’s nemesis, Mr. Tod. I find life getting away from me at times. I can…

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