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Kate Greenaway was a writer and artist who worked primarily at illustrating books for children during the Victorian era. Her career took off with the publication of Under the Window, a children's book of verse which she wrote and illustrated, and her work appealed strongly to the public. While highly successful as an illustrator, she longed for recognition as a writer. Her drawing style was admired for her romantic and charming depictions of children, while her prose was playful and quirky. She published works such as Marigold Garden, and best-selling almanacks, as well as taking commissions for illustrating other writers' works.
17 March 1846 KG was born at 1 Cavendish Street, Hoxton, London. She was the second of four children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1878 or 1879 KG's first book of verse for children, Under the Window, was published by George Routledge and Sons in London to widespread acclaim. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By mid-November 1900 KG illustrated, by invitation, The April Baby's Book of Tunes, With the Story of How They Came to Be Written by Elizabeth von Arnim. This turned out to be her last production. Bibliographic Citation link.
6 November 1901 KG died of breast cancer at her home at 39 Frognal in London, at 9:00 in the evening, at the age of fifty-five. Bibliographic Citation link.
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