Kate Greenaway

Standard Name: Greenaway, Kate
Birth Name: Catherine Greenaway
KG 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.


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Publishing Elizabeth von Arnim
In late 1900, two years after the success of Elizabeth and her German Garden, EA tried fictionalizing another aspect of her actual life with a children's book, The April Baby's Book of Tunes, With...
Publishing Lady Colin Campbell
She was assisted in finding a publisher by the family friend and writer W. J. Loftie . Kate Greenaway , who later became famous for her sketches of children, provided forty-four charming drawings of Gertrude's...
Reception Ann Taylor Gilbert
ATG had many readers and admirers in the USA: estimated by her brother Isaac as ten or twenty for every one in Britain. One of them wrote to ask for her photograph.
Armitage, Doris Mary. The Taylors of Ongar. W. Heffer and Sons.


July 1850: William Allingham published Poems....

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July 1850

William Allingham published Poems.


Marsh, Jean, and Kate Greenaway. “A Manner of Speaking”. The Illuminated Language of Flowers, Macdonald and Jane’s, 1978.
Kingston, William Henry Giles, and Kate Greenaway. Infant Amusements, Or, How to Make a Nursery Happy. Griffith and Farran, 1867.
Engen, Rodney, and Kate Greenaway. “Introduction”. Kate Greenaway’s Mother Goose or Old Nursery Rhymes, Harry N. Adams, Inc., 1988, pp. 9-21.
McTigue, Bernard, and Kate Greenaway. “Kate Greenaway in the Arents Collections”. Kate Greenaway’s Mother Goose or Old Nursery Rhymes, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1988, pp. 7-8.
Greenaway, Kate, and Sale Barker. Kate Greenaway’s Birthday Book for Children. George Routledge and Sons, 1880.
Gilbert, Ann Taylor et al. Little Ann and Other Poems. George Routledge and Sons, 1883.
Greenaway, Kate. Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes. George Routledge and Sons, 1881.
von Arnim, Elizabeth, and Kate Greenaway. The April Baby’s Book of Tunes. Macmillan and Co., 1900.
Greenaway, Kate. Under the Window. George Routledge and Sons, 1879.