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Barbara LaVallee

Author of All You Need for a Beach

Includes the names: Barbara Lavelle, Barbara Lavallee (illustrator)

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Lavallee obtained a fine arts degree from Wesleyan University and taught art at Mt. Edgecombe boarding school in Sitka, Alaska for twelve years. She resides in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Barbara Lavallee grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin, the daughter of an art teacher and a Protestant minister, and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in art education in 1964. She worked in social services in Germany and Maine, taught art to Native American children in Arizona and Alaska, and owned and operated a restaurant with her husband, Tom, in Sitka, Alaska.

Divorced since 1981, Lavallee raised her sons, Mark and Chip, in Sitka and Anchorage. Today she and her sons manage a family-owned, direct-mail merchandising business, Lavallee and Sons, in Anchorage. [from Painted Ladies and other celebrations (1995)]
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