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Kate Greenaway

Author, Illustrator

(1846 - 1901)

Kate Greenaway

Catherine Greenaway, known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children’s book illustrator and writer.



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Almanack for 1883 (1882)

These little almanacs have one page for each month, giving the days of the week, e.g. August 1, Wednesday. There are two illustrations per month and six full page color illustrations. They were published in several different bindings. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1884 (1883)

This second Almanack added zodiacal information and notable events for each day of the year as ‘February 1 Pheasant shooting ends.’ There is only one illustration per month based on the zodiacal sign along with a frontispiece and the cover illustration. Again there were multiple bindings. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1885 (1884)

Similar to the first Almanac with full page plates, one illustration per month. Moon phases are given and only the days of the week and the Sundays are given. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1886 (1885)

The format is similar to the prior year with only days of the week and Sundays for each day of the month, moon phases, single illustration per month, four seasons pictures. There were multiple bindings and cover images. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1887 (1886)

This edition is in landscape rather than portrait format. Makeup was similar with the addition of two pages of poems by classic authors. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1889 by Kate Greenaway (1888)

This was the seventh of the almanacks. Some of the illustrations had previously appeared in Mavor’s The English Spelling-Book, published in 1885. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1890 by Kate Greenaway (1889)

This edition follows the standard format of days of the week, Sundays and important holy days for each date with a single picture per month and full page season illustrations. The black backgrounds are quite striking. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1924 (1923)

The cover illustration is new, but the interior illustrations are all from the 1883 Almanack.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1925 (1924)

This edition used the illustrations from the 1887 Almanack.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1926 (1925)

This edition used the illustrations from the 1890 Almanack.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Almanack for 1927 (1926)

This edition of the Almanack uses the illustrations from the 1891 version.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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A Apple Pie (1886)

An apple pie and the things children are willing to do to get it. While following the fortunes of that pie, the book introduces the letters A to Z. READ NOW.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The April Baby’s Book of Tunes (1900)

An English mother entertains her three young German daughters by setting English nursery rhymes to music. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Elizabeth von Arnim
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Art of Kate Greenaway (1991)

A copious and critical look at the work of the famous nineteenth century artist.

Author(s): Ina Taylor
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Aunt Louisa’s London Toy Books: Diamonds and Toads (1871)

A fairy tale with color illustrations. Read online at UofF. Or read online at archive.org. It is the first story in this compilation.

Author(s): Charles Perrault
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Chatterbox Hall (1884)

Stories and verses to accompany the pictures.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Children of the Parsonage (1874)

A rather depressing chronicle of domestic disasters and early death.

Author(s): Henry Courtney Selous
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Dame Wiggins of Lee and Her Seven Wonderful Cats (1885)

A humorous poem first published in 1823 with additional verses by Ruskin and four additional illustrations by Greenaway.

Read the original with colored illustrations at Internet Archive. And the augmented version at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Mrs. Pearson
John Ruskin
R. S. Sharpe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous
Kate Greenaway

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A Day in a Child’s Life (1881)

Words and music for nine children’s songs. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Myles Birket Foster
Robert Herrick
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The English Spelling Book (1885)

An elementary school speller. The illustrations were later used for the Almanacks of 1889 and 1895 and the initial letters for the ABC.

Author(s): William Mavor
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Fairy Gifts: or A Wallet of Wonders (1875)

A half dozen new fairy tales. Read online at UofF. Or at Google.

Author(s): Kathleen Knox
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Fairy Spinner and "Out of Date or Not?" (1875)

Two modern fairy tales. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Miranda Hill
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Five Little Maidens (1900)

A collection of brief stories and poems. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Five Mice in a Mouse-Trap (1880)

A collection of stories and poems for five orphaned children who live with their uncle in a small village. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Laura E. Richards
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway
Et al

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The Heir of Redclyffe (1879)

A family story of cousins and sisters and brothers.  The scan is of a later edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charlotte M. Yonge
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Illuminated Language of Flowers (1978)

New text to the original illustrations by Kate Greenaway.

Author(s): Jean Marsh
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway (1905)

This was the first full biography of the famous British children’s author and illustrator. The limited edition copies included one of her original drawings. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): George Somes Layard
Marion Henry Spielmann
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Kate Greenaway Book (1976)

A selection from the works of the great nineteenth century children’s author and illustrator.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Kate Greenaway
Bret Harte
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway Pictures (1921)

A collection of previously unpublished pictures. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): H. M. Cundall
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack and Diary for 1897 (1896)

This final issue included blank pages for notes. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack and Diary for 1929 (1928)

This edition uses the illustrations from the 1897 version.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1888 (1887)

No astronomical information was included this year and the poems were dropped. This is an example of the gold embossed cover style. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1891 (1890)

This edition follows the standard layout of one picture per month, days of the week, Sundays and holy days noted for each date, with season illustrations. This is the gilt cover edition. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1892 (1891)

This edition follows the usual format, but the phases of the moon are reinstated. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1893 (1892)

This year’s almanack features full-page illustrations for each month, with moon phases and additional liturgical dates. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1894 (1893)

Format for this year was expanded to thirty-six pages with full-page illustrations for each month, phases of the moon, and major religious feasts listed for the days of the month. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1895 (1894)

The illustrations for this year’s Almanack had previously appeared in Mavor’s The English Spelling-Book, published in 1885. This continued the thirty-six page format of the previous year. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Almanack for 1928 (1927)

This edition of the Almanack uses the illustrations from the 1894 edition. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Alphabet (1885)

The initial letters used for Farvor’s The English Spelling-Book were printed by themselves in this miniature production.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Birthday Book for Children (1880)

Poems for each day of the year, with space to write in birthdates of friends and family. Twelve color plates and 370 smaller illustrations. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Lucy Sale-Barker
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Book of Games (1889)

How-to-play fifty-three different games with twenty-four color illustrations. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Mother Goose, or, Old Nursery Rhymes (1988)

This is a facsimile reproduction of the sketchbooks in which Kate Greenaway first drew her illustrations for Mother Goose.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway’s Painting Book (1888)

Outlines from her various books are included, along with eight, later reduced to one. Includes pictures from The Pied Piper.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Language of Flowers (1884)

Includes a list of flowers and their meanings, a list of sentiments and which flowers express them and a selection of flower poems. Read online at archve.org.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Various
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Library (1881)

Andrew Lang writes on books and book collecting. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Austin Dobson
Andrew Lang
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Kate Greenaway
Et al

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Little Boy Blue (1870)

A collection of nursery rhymes. Kate Greenaway did the illustrations on pages 11, 17, and 24. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The “Little Folks” Nature Painting Book (1880)

Stories, verses and outline pictures to be colored in by the user.

Author(s): George Weatherly
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The “Little Folks” Painting Book (1879)

Stories and poems with pictures to be colored in.

Author(s): George Weatherly
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Littledom Castle and Other Tales (1903)

Ten stories with nine different illustrators.

Author(s): Mrs. M. H. Spielmann
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway
Arthur Rackham
Et al

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London Lyrics (1881)

Poems by a friend of Thackeray, frequently with a satiric twist. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frederick Locker
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Kate Greenaway

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London Lyrics (1883)

Poems by a friend of Thackeray, frequently with a satiric twist. This edition has three illustrations by Caldecott. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frederick Locker
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Kate Greenaway

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Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes (1885)

A collection of original poems and pictures. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Mother Goose or The Old Nursery Rhymes (1881)

A collection of traditional nursery rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Mother Goose or The Old Nursery Rhymes (1917)

A collection of traditional nursery rhymes. This later edition contains several additional vignettes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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A Painting Book (1884)

Outlines from various books are used. Some have been colored in as a guide to the user. Sources include Under the Window, Birthday Book, A Day in a Child’s Life, Mother Goose, and Almanack for 1884.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1888)

The burghers of Hamelin town outsmart themselves. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1903)

The burghers of Hamelin town outsmart themselves. The cover for this Warne edition is more familiar. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Printed Kate Greenaway (1986)

Probably as complete a catalog of Kate Greenaway as can be assembled.

Author(s): Rodney K. Engen
Thomas E. Schuster
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Puck and Blossom: A Fairy Tale (1875)

Two children go off on a fairy journey. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Rosa Mulholland
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Purse of Gold (1880)

The cover is a variant with a different pasted-on picture than in Schuster and Engen.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Queen of the Pirate Isle (1886)

Tells of the piratical adventures of four children in a California mining camp. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Bret Harte
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Quiver of Love (1876)

A collection of poems with four pictures each by Crane and Greenaway. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Kate Greenaway

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Read-to-Me Storybook (1947)

An anthology of stories and poems for young children.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Kate Greenaway
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Miriam Clark Potter
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Rhymes for the Young Folk (1886)

A collection of poems by the author of “The Fairies.” Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Allingham
Illustrator(s): Harry Furniss
Kate Greenaway
Et al

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The Royal Progress of King Pepito (1889)

A small boy wanders off with his kitten and his dog to gather a bunch of flowers. Read online at UofF.

Author(s): Beatrice F. Cresswell
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Seven Birthdays (1875)

The adventures of the seven children of Mother Mollikins, who do not all turn out well due in part to the rather ambiguous role played by the Fairy Wiseacre. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Kathleen Knox
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Snow Queen (1981)

Kate Greenaway was working on these illustrations when she passed away.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Topo: A Tale About English Children in Italy (1878)

The adventures of three English children living in Italy written by a fifteen year old girl. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): G. E. Brunefille
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Under the Window: Pictures and Rhymes for Children (1878)

A collection of poems and pictures. This first edition includes the two ‘horror’ pictures that were dropped in later editions.

These is an American pirate edition that includes the 'horror' pictures at University of Florida. And there is a later edition at Internet Achive.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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