Author & Illustrator

Gene Barretta


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 Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, and Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones. 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. You can visit him online at

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Book Dedications by Gene Barretta

  • For Nanie & Grandad, and Grandmom & Grandpop. Strong roots in my garden. A special thank-you to Curtis Gregory, Ben Goldberg, and Ben Barretta.
    The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver