Now, when we were homeschooling, we really didn't start this early, but the public schools start on Monday 'round here, the Catholic schools start on Thursday, and McKid's preschool starts the following Monday. So here's a Back to School entry for Fine Art Friday.
You can read more about Jessie Wilcox-Smith here. She did many illustrations for fairy tale books, as well as illustrations for Heidi, The Water Babies, and Little Women. She also did the covers for Good Housekeeping Magazine for years.
But since it still feels like summer around here, I'll also post a bonus summery image by Wilcox-Smith: