Book Cover Canvas Print. A SWEET GIRL GRADUATED. Mrs. L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith), was a prolific children's author of Anglo Irish extraction. The author of close to 300 books, Meade wrote in many genres, but is best known for her girls' school stories. She was one of the editors of the girls' magazine, Atalanta from 1887-93, and was active in women's issues.