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Ruth McNally Barshaw

Ruth is the author and illustrator of Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel (Bloomsbury US, Spring 2007) - ISBN: 1-58234745-X


headshot_rbarshaw.jpgRuth 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.

This is her first book for young readers. See her work and art portfolio at ruthexpress.com

Book: Ellie McDoodle
ellie_mcdoodle.JPGOne girl. One sketchbook. One week of camping with the world’s most annoying relatives!

Ellie McDougal (better known to her friends as McDoodle) is being held prisoner…by her aunt, uncle, three annoying cousins, and baby brother, Ben-Ben. Sentenced to a camping trip with them while her parents are out of town, Ellie is absolutely, positively determined to hate every single minute of it. Thank goodness she at least has her sketch journal in which to record all of the excruciating (and, ahem, funny) details. But how will Ellie keep her journal from falling into Er-ick the Enemy’s hands? And what will happen if — inconceivable! — she actually starts having fun? Part graphic novel, part confessional journal, part wilderness survival guide, Ellie’s story is a treat for young campers, vacationers, or any kid looking to curl up with a great summer read.

Book Info:

  • ISBN (Hardcover): 1-58234745-X
  • ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-1-58234-745-5
  • Release date: May 1, 2007
  • Pages: 176

Coming soon.

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel