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Kate Greenaway
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    (March 17, 1846-November 6, 1901)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Illustrator and author of children's books
    Wrote the collection of verses 'Under the Willow'
    Illustrated 'Kate Greenaway's Christmas Carols,' 'Kate Greenaway's Alphabet,' 'Kate Greenaway's Album,' 'A Apple Pie: An Old-Fashioned Alphabet Book,' 'Queen Victoria's Jubliee Garland,' 'The April Baby's Book of Tunes,' 'Mother Goose: Or the Old Nursey Rhymes' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamlin'
    Namesake for the Kate Greenaway Medal given to the British artist who produced the most distinguished children's book illustrations
    She said she cried the first time she had to wear a long dress.
    She got her first illustrating jobs thanks to the connections of her father, an established engraver.
    She and critic John Ruskin conducted conversations in baby talk when they met.
    She was convinced Ruskin was going to marry her. (Her publisher, on the other hand, was convinced that Ruskin's interest was limited to her drawings of pre-pubescent girls.)
    She had a photographic memory.
    She was paid just three pounds for a greeting card that sold 25,000 copies in a month.
    She became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters and exhibited her watercolors at the Royal Academy.
    Her illustrations inspired lines of children's clothes that were so popular she was said to have 'dressed the children of two continents.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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