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Winifred Barnum-Newman is an award-winning author, illustrator, poet, painter, sculptor and designer.  She is internationally recognized as the author and illustrator of her own books as well as an illustrator of the work of others.  Two of her books have garnered options for television projects.  She has written screen treatments, newspaper articles and created a number of characters for proposed animated series.  Her extensive work spans print, stage, television and multi-media. She is also the creator of TJ LUV, the mascot for Southwest Airlines.   

Barnum's paintings, bronzes and sculpture are in national and international collections.  A belief in the equality and acceptance of all people and the desire to inspire others to work to eliminate prejudice is reflected throughout her work and her life.

Options for Television/Musical

Gumwrappers and Goggles, optioned for children’s television series/special, Greif/Dore, Los Angeles (Leslie Greif created Walker, Texas Ranger) TJ Luv, Southwest Airlines mascot is from the book Gumwrappers and Goggles, based on the history of Southwest Airlines Show Your Spirit (Musical) adapted from Gumwrappers and Goggles,  Incredible Productions/Sarnoff Entertainment Corp. Barnum had direct involvement in writing, production, and promotion. Secret in the Garden optioned for ninety minute drama, Paradigm Entertainment.
Screen Treatments
So Funny It Hurts
The Miller Sisters
Paintings and Sculpture
Kansas City, MO
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
San Antonio, TX
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Wichita, KS

Writing and Illustration ( abreviated list)
Gumwrappers and Goggles
The Secret in the Garden , published in English, French, Russian, Braille, winner of the International Angel Award (198081) for text and illustration; included in the National Teachers of English Book List (1981)
Spotlessly Leopard,  published in English, German, Spanish, Braille
Caterpillars Can Fly, The Metamorphosis of Morgan
List of Publishers ( illustration and/or writing)
Bahai Publishng Trust
Bellwood Press
Carus Publications
Child'€™s World
Modern Curriculum
Norwood Press
Simon & Schuster