Lynne Barasch

Lynne Barasch

I have been an artist since the age of four, when I began to draw everything I saw. Throughout my elementary school and high school years I went to painting classes. I followed with one year at Rhode Island School of Design. Then I went in another direction. I married and had a family. But I couldn’t put art aside forever. When the children were more independent, I returned to Parsons School of Design to get my BFA.
I hoped my Parsons experience would lead me to my art future. Although I loved the studio classes -- everything from drawing to painting to sculpture to printmaking -- I never saw what I really wanted to do with it.
Life intervened with a tragedy. We lost one of our daughters. The other was badly injured and required many orthopedic surgeries. Unbelievably, we then lost a new baby to SIDS. This was followed by the birth of two more little girls, ten months apart. They were a handful! I loved being back in a child’s world. I felt as though I had been given a front-row seat to the greatest show in the world.
On her second day of kindergarten, my little girl Cassie got on the wrong bus and went to the wrong school! We did get her home safe and sound -- and I had my first picture book idea. It took years of work to finally put this book right, and it has never been published, but I was hooked!
My first published book, Rodney’s Inside Story, is about a rabbit who lives in a cabbage and has vegetables for his toys and furniture. Th



  • Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch

    Owney the Dog traveled on U.S. Mail trains in the early 1900s. Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch is written by Mona Kerby.



Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch

Mona Kerby; Pictures by Lynne Barasch

One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like...