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Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin; Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. He is also author and illustrator of 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 son.

The Bass Plays the Bass and Other Homographs

Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A picture book about homographs and wordplay starring a hilarious cast of animal musicians.

The all-animal music festival Zoola Palooza has come to town. With a motley crew of animals...

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The Bat Can Bat: A Book of True Homonyms

Gene Barretta
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A picture book about homonyms starring a silly cast of animal athletes.

What is a homonym? It's a word that has different meanings but is always spelled the same.
This informative...

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Timeless Thomas

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A companion to Gene Barretta's books on famous inventors.

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Neo Leo

Gene Barretta; illustrations by Gene Barretta
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An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span...

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Lincoln and Kennedy

Gene Barretta
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years...

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Dear Deer

Gene Barretta; Illustrated by the author
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Aunt Ant goes on a tour of the zoo and describes it all using clever and hilarious word play.

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Now & Ben

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Biography and history come to life in this celebration of the inventions and ideas of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time.

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