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Berger, Barbara Helen, 1945-


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    • Berger, Barbara, 1945-
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    • Berger, Barbara, 1945 Mar. 1-
  • Sources

    • found: Yolen, J. Brothers of the wind, c1981 (a.e.)t.p. (Barbara Berger)
    • found: Phone call to pub., 9/19/80(Barbara Helen Berger; b. 3/1/45; not same as author of The journey)
    • found: All the way to Lhasa, 2002:t.p. (retelling & art by Barbara Helen Berger)
    • found: Thunder Bunny, 2007:t.p. (Barbara Helen Berger)
    • found: Her website, 1 Oct. 2015(Barbara Helen Berger's career unfolded from her first love: drawing and painting; she was born in the Mojave Desert but grew up in the green Pacific Northwest; she studied art at the University of Washington in Seattle, at Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and at Tyler School of Art in Rome; after the year in Italy she returned to the UW to complete her BFA in Painting (1968); then for a full decade she worked as a painter with regular gallery shows in Seattle; during this time she also began exploring the spiritual life; in 1980, with a desire to bring words and images together, she turned toward children's books; that year she studied with Jane Yolen, the children's book author, and this opened the way to a shift in Barbara's career; she began applying her metaphoric art to illustration, starting with a tale by Jane Yolen "Brothers of the wind"; after this she went on to write and illustrate her own books; having trained in fine art, it was Barbara's work in children's books that gave her an equal love for writing; in recent years she has been a frequent contributor to Parabola magazine with her tale retellings and essays; after her first two books were published, she discovered there are several other authors who share the same name, Barbara Berger; to avoid confusion, her editor at Philomel Books suggested that she use her middle name; so Barbara Helen Berger is the name she has used professionally ever since; lists books)
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    • [Old catalog heading: Berger, Barbara, 1945 (Mar. 1)-]
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    • 1980-10-14: new
    • 2015-10-03: revised
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