Kate Greenaway

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Kate Greenaway
Kate Greenaway
Born (1846-03-17)17 March 1846
Hoxton, London, England
Died 6 November 1901(1901-11-06) (aged 55)
Frognal, London, England
Nationality English
Field Children's Literature
Training Heatherley School of Fine Art

Catherine "Kate" Greenaway (London, 17 March 1846-6 November 1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. Her first book, Under The Window (1879) was a best-seller.

The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded every year by the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to an illustrator of children's books.

Greenaway died of breast cancer in 1901 at the age of 55. She is buried in Hampstead Cemetery, London.