BARBARA SALSBERG MATHEWS wrote and illustrated children's books published by Annick Press. She graduated from Ontario College of Art, completed a B.A (Fine Arts) at University of Guelph and a B.Ed. at University of Toronto. She earned her M.Ed. from OISE, and taught arts in high schools for over 25 years. Barbara has undertaken numerous private commissions, and has exhibited her work in several Toronto shows. She has received a number of grants and awards for her work, including: Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Society of Artists 138th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.