About the Author
Robert Barry, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the author and illustrator of a number of prizewinning books for children. His Faint George was selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. He has lived in Germany, Switzerland, and the Caribbean while pursuing his career as a writer, illustrator, and teacher. Barry recently retired from his teaching position in the design department at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth and lives in Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree is one of his most popular books for children.