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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kirby Pringle  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1957 in Evansville, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

The husband-and-wife team of Cindy and Kirby Pringle have worked together as photographers for 20 years and own Dogtown Artworks, located in rural Champaign County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The Pringles, Kirby and his wife, Cindy, are authors of the ''Earl & Pearl Barker'' children's books, about loveable dogs who have a message to tell and who love to wear clothes!

Selected Titles At Your Library

Happy tails :
ISBN: 0977712605. OCLC Number:

Dogtown Artworks,. [Pesotum, IL] :. ©2006.

"Features the daily activities from A to Z of Earl and Pearl Barker on their farm, located just a bone's throw from Dogtown"--Authors' website.

Happy tails :
ISBN: 0977712613. OCLC Number:

Dogtown Artworks ;. Pesotum, Ill. :. 2008.

After Pearl Barker buys her first computer and cell phone, she becomes an addicted tech-hound. Her husband, Earl, decides to take action, so he takes Pearl on a vacation to vist his tiwn sister in order to get Pearl disconnected from technology and reconnected to nature.

The butterfly that would not fly :
ISBN: 0977712699. OCLC Number:

Dogtown Artworks,. [Champaign, Ill.?] :. ©2012.

Pearl Barker and her husband Earl find a monarch butterfly who is afraid of heights. Together, they help the butterfly overcome its fear so it can migrate with the other butterflies.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

The Pringles were featured on Heartland Highways, a video produced and broadcast by WEIU-TV.