This collection includes 21 picture books with over 550 illustrations.: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, The Story of Miss Moppet, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, the Tailor of Gloucester, and Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes.. According to Wikipedia: "Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District, developing a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. Her parents discouraged her intellectual development as a young woman, but her study and watercolors of fungi led to her being widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties, Potter published the highly successful children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full time. With proceeds from the books, she became financially independent of her parents and was eventually able to buy Hill Top Farm in the Lake District. She extended the property with other purchases over time. In her forties, she married William Heelis, a local solicitor, became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate books for children. She published twenty-three books."