The Christmas Story
illustrated by Sheilah Beckett
We still have our Christmas decorations up, so it's not too late to read anther Christmas book. This one is a retelling of the Nativity story beautifully illustrated by Sheilah Beckett. I can always spot her distinctive style when I'm digging through books at the thrift store and I snatch them up. Here is a fascinating bio about her and her work: http://femaleillustrators.blogspot.com/2010/05/sheilah-beckett-fairy-tale-career.html
I'm also a fan of her Facebook page: The Art of Sheilah Beckett
I would LOVE if there was a large coffee table book collection of her artwork (sort of like the Mary Blair one we have which Madeleine likes so much).
Other books illustrated by Sheila Beckett: