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This book gives us a brief introduction to Kate Greenaway’s life. We get to know a little about the young woman who never really grew up. She is portrayed as naïve, a very talented artist and seamstress, and as a rather shy person. She makes a lot of money from her work but then overspends somewhat though she never really gets into extreme difficulties.
The account whets the appetite for more information about Greenaway. Adults might now like to read a more in-depth biography. There is probably enough material here for a secondary school student who wished to complete a school project though more may be needed for GCSE Art or A-Level art.
There are many very well annotated examples of Greenaway’s work.
The book is 127 pages long, hardback, and it contains a useful bibliography at the end.