100 Women Artists https://www.continuum.umn.edu/umnlib/2018/06/excuse-me-sir-yes-this-is-a-rant/
Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968) was known for her attention to detail and for determining the design, typeface, and layout of each book she wrote and illustrated.
Burton began her writing career telling stories to her sons, Arts and Michael.
She was a pioneer in turning vehicles into beloved children’s book characters. Her first title, Choo Choo, featured an anthropomorphic train engine.
She followed it with Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Katy and the Big Snow,and Maybelle the Cable Car.
She also broke ground with her use of a comic strip format in Calico the Wonder Horse, or The Saga of Stewy Stinker.
In 1943, she was awarded the Caldecott Medal for The Little House, based on moving her family’s home from a busy street into “a field of daises with apple trees growing around,”
Virginia Lee Burton was also renowned for her leadership of the Folly Cove Cooperative, creators of arts and craft prints depicting the everyday life of women and work.
and in 1947, she received a Caldecott Honor for The Song of Robin Hood by Anne Malcolmson and Grace Castagnetta. (All Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.)