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Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, and Dear Deer, which was a Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts and listed on the Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Books of the Year List. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his wife and son.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, School Library Journal 20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books - Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List