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Mission Book Possible #6

Find a Book

The BookFinder is a month old!

With more than 1,770 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Kate Greenaway

On November 6, 1901, Kate Greenaway, an artist known for her children’s book illustrations died.

Greenaway was born on March 17, 1846, in Hoxton, London. Starting at the age of twelve, she began night classes for women to study graphic design. In the 1840s, greeting cards first emerged, and by the 1860s the market blossomed. She started her career designing Christmas and Valentine’s cards.

In 1879, Edmund Evans, a wood-block engraver and printer, printed Under the Window, her first book, which was a collection of verses about children. It became a bestseller, cementing Greenaway’s reputation as an illustrator. She collaborated with Evans during the 1880s and 1890s.

Her portrayals of children in fanciful eighteenth-century costumes in a Queen Anne style were quite fashionable in England and around the world, sparking the Kate Greenaway style. After the publication of Under the Window, her illustrations were imitated in England, Germany, and the United States.

She died of breast cancer at the age of fifty-five.

To honor Kate Greenaway, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Archetype category: Artist / Graphic Designer / Illustrator

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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