Kate Greenaway

(1846-1901 / England)

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Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) (London, 17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English children's book illustrator and writer. Her first book, Under The Window (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a best-seller.

The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in her honour in 1955, is awarded annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and ... more »

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The Four Princesses

FOUR Princesses lived in a Green Tower–
A Bright Green Tower in the middle of the sea;
And no one could think–oh, no one could think–
Who the Four Princesses could be.

One looked to the North, and one to the South,
And one to the East, and one to the West;
They were all so pretty, so very pretty,
You could not tell which was the prettiest.

Their curls were golden–their eyes were blue,
And their voices were sweet as a silvery bell;
And four white birds around them flew,
But where they came from–who could tell?

Oh, who could tell? for no one ...

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