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Patrice Barton

Biography

Patrice Barton

Patrice Barton's artistic talents were first discovered at the age of three, when she was found creating a mural on the dining room wall with a pastry brush and a can of Crisco. Although the work itself was never fully appreciated by her parents, her interest in art was. They quickly gave her more appropriate supplies. Her passion for art grew, and she earned a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin, where she now lives with her husband, son good dog Archer and one can of Crisco (for cooking only).

Patrice Barton

Books by Patrice Barton

Written by Andrea Cheng and illustrated by Patrice Barton - Children's, Children's 6-9, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

When Anna is gifted a copy of THE SECRET GARDEN, it inspires her to follow her dreams --- maybe she can plant ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come. Or maybe what grows from her dream of a garden is even better: friendship. And friendship, like a garden, often has a mind of its own. In this prequel to THE YEAR OF THE BOOK, join Anna in a year of discovery, new beginnings, friendships and growth.

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Astute Anna discovers that sisterhood really can cross continents and cultures in this heartwarming fourth book in the Anna Wang series. Patrice Barton's lively and warm illustrations bring Anna's story to life.

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Eleven-year-old Anna heads off to sixth grade, leaving the comfort of elementary school behind and entering the larger, more complex world of middle school. Surrounded by classmates who have their roots all in America, Anna begins to feel out of place and wonders where she belongs. When Anna takes a trip to China, she not only explores a new country and culture, but finds answers to her questions about whether she is more Chinese or more American.    

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.