Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Robinson had the most peculiar adventures that ever happened to a pig.
The Tale of Little Pig Robinsonwas the last of Beatrix Potter's stories to be published in the Peter Rabbit series but it was one of the first she ever wrote. Its setting is a mixture of various English seaside towns where she had stayed on holiday when she was young. In Falmouth harbour she had once seen a pig on board a ship, and this image inspired the adventure of Pig Robinson who travels from a Devon farm to the land where the Bong tree grows.
Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.