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.