It's Monday--Picture Books Past. Starting in the 1940's, Barbara Cooney was a writer and illustrator of beautiful and beloved picture books. She was a two time winner of the Caldecott Medal. Read briefly about her on Wikipedia here. On the Horn Book site, here, there's an article she wrote about her work. There's also a more extensive Horn Book article about her here. For a great overview of her illustrations, look here and click on the book titles to see the cover of each book.