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Guest Name
Gene Barretta
Guest Occupation
author and illustrator of children’s books
Guest Biography

Gene Barretta is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. Among his honors are the Carolyn W. Field Award and the Bank Street Cook Prize Honor.

His books include, “The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver,” “The Bat Can Bat: A Book of True Homonyms,” “Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born,” “Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare,” “Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin,” “Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci,” “Jack the Tripper,” “Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones,” “The Bass Plays the Bass and Other Homographs” and “Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives.”

Gene has contributed illustration and animation to Sesame Street and Between the Lions.  He has also designed characters for The Jim Henson Company. 

He lives in Bryn Mawr, PA. For more information on Gene and his work, please visit: