A group of little girls in party frocks and sashes show off their new dolls and toys. Kate Greenaway’s delightful vignette, reproduced on the front cover, charmingly conveys the fun of the birthday party and the pleasures of childhood games.
The Birthday Book is one of a range of charming stationery books, decorated with cameos of the finest of Kate Greenaway’s work. Beautiful and practical, produced on high-quality art paper with ample space for writing, the books contain rare Kate Greenaway illustrations discovered by a private collector. The books are perfect gifts for anyone who appreciates Kate Greenaway’s vision of innocent enjoyment and beauty.
Ten pages for each month, beginning with a full-page picture, and four lines for each day.
Kate Greenaway was born in London in 1846. By the time of her death in 1901, she was a successful and world-renowned book illustrator, admired by contemporaries such as John Ruskin. Her illustrations depict scenes from the mid-19th century and convey her nostalgic love of childhood, home life and rural tranquillity. Her work remains popular today and is commemorated by the Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded annually to a children’s illustrator for distinguished work.