As an adult I discovered more of Gannett's work. I marvel always at the clarity, boldness, vigor, and sure hand of her work.
What a little masterpiece!And compare her own interpretation of Russian peasant culture with that of Rojankovsy's. The two are different---but is one better than the other? Yet though Gannett's work is of the same genius, quality, and calibre as other great illustrators I've highlighted in this blog, she is rarely spoken of. Read a bit more about her at this link: http://special.lib.umn.edu/findaid/xml/CLRC-31.xml. And please do read MISS HICKORY. You'll not find a better tale (or novel, even) about having to face and accept the uncomfortable realities of life.