Today we’re stepping inside the creative space of author and illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw. Ruth is the creator of the Ellie McDoodle series of books which include Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel; Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School; and the latest Ellie McDoodle book (just out this week!) Best Friends Fur-Ever. These books are the sketchbook diaries of the Ellie McDoodle (McDougal, really, but she was given the nickname because she can always be found drawing.) Of the first Ellie McDoodle book, Kirkus Reviews said; “Part journal, part graphic novel, all fun (with echoes of Harriet the Spy), this is a clever account of a growing-up experience that will be familiar to middle-grade readers.”… Read the rest
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