Here's a vintage illustrator that I've lately been drawn to. We have a few of her books floating around, one of poems and nursery rhymes and another is a chapter book called Indian Captive.
pictures by Lois Lenski 1940
This one is a Christmas story about a little girl Sally and her family in Vermont. It's been a tough year, but her mother has decided to "make Christmas" which means all the family will gather at their house for dinner. When certain plans fall through, Sally and her brother, with the help of their vising cousin, work hard around the farm. Their guinea hens are traded for two big turkeys and there's a bit of dangerous excitement on Christmas Day.
And look at these great end pages!