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Medium-resolution photo of
Ruth McNally Barshaw, author and illustrator of
the Ellie McDoodle series,
published by BloomsburyUS Children’s Books.
This photo is 524 kb.
Photo taken by Betty Mannino McClellan (Ruth’s sister).

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72 dpi, 462 pixels  x 572 pixels, 88.7kb.
Photo by Betty Mannino McClellan (Ruth’s sister).

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low resolution for web use,
72 dpi, 300 pixels square, 35kb.
Photo by Betty Mannino McClellan (Ruth’s sister).

Ruth McNally Barshaw


BELOW:
jpeg self-portrait caricature of author-illustrator
Ruth McNally Barshaw

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Book covers:
First my most recent book, Leopold the Lion,
then the Ellie McDoodle Diaries series.

BELOW:
book cover,
Leopold the Lion,
written by Denise Brennan-Nelson,
illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw
published in Sept 2015
by Sleeping Bear Press

When Jack and Ella come across a friendly--and talented!--lion in their backyard they are thrilled to take him in as their pet. And they're positive they know just how to care for their new pet, ignoring Grandpa's cheeky asides. But soon Leopold the Lion grows despondent and chubby. Even the circus who lost him won't take him back! Do Jack and Ella know what to do to get Leopold healthy again? A sweet story with a subtle commentary on making healthy choices.

Leopold the lion





BELOW:
book cover,
Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel, 
published May 2007 and reissued May 2013
by BloomsburyUS Children's Books.
Series written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw. 
Ruth McNally Barshaw’s first book, and book 1 in the series.

HavePenWillTravel





BELOW:
book cover,
Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School, 
published in July 2008 and reissued in May 2013
by BloomsburyUS Children's Books.
Book 2 in the series.

NewKidInSchool




BELOW:
book cover,
Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-Ever,
published in August 2010 and reissued in May 2013
by BloomsburyUS Children's Books.
Book 3 in the series.

BestFriendsFurEver



BELOW:
book cover,
Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player,
published in February 2012 and reissued in May 2013
by BloomsburyUS Children's Books.
Book 4 in the series.


MostValuablePlayer



BELOW:
book cover,
The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: The Show Must Go On,
published in May 2013
by BloomsburyUS Children’s Books.
Book 5 in the series.


ShowMustGoOn

BELOW:
book cover,
The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Ellie for President,
published in Sept 2014
by BloomsburyUS Children’s Books.
Book 6 in the series.

Ellie For President - Vote for Ellie!




AUTHOR BIO:

Ruth McNally Barshaw, life-long writer and artist,
has worked in the advertising field, illustrated for newspapers,
and won numerous essay-writing contests.
She lives in Lansing, Michigan, with her family.
See her Ellie McDoodle Diaries, picture book Leopold the Lion, and other work at http://ruthexpress.com


And another bio:

Ruth McNally Barshaw wrote and illustrated six novels for the Ellie McDoodle series and is now creating picturebooks. She and her husband travel widely teaching writing and story-creation workshops to kids and teachers. She performs on harmonica once a year with an all-author band called Erin Murphy’s Dog. See her work and author visit information at www.ruthexpress.com



Brief program description:

Ruth's program combines humor and drawing for a look at
the importance of journaling and how it can benefit you.
Audience members sketch along with her, learning tips for
improving creativity, drawing and storytelling techniques.
Check out her author website at www.ruthexpress.com

 


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author blog here: http://elliemcdoodle.blogspot.com
website: http://ruthexpress.com

Contact Charlie if you need something you don't see here.
Thank you! cjbarshaw523@aol.com


HavePenWillTravel200
book 1



NewKidInSchool200
book 2



BestFriendsFurEver200
book 3


MostValuablePlayer200
book 4

ShowMustGoOn200
book 5


Ellie for president
book 6


Leopold the Lion book


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