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A tree in ‘Spider’: Powell Township third-grader’s art featured in national youth magazine

This is Rose BarberÕs artwork, which was chosen for this monthÕs Spider magazine. Rose is a third-grader at Powell Township School. (Photo courtesy of David Barber)

BIG BAY — Not everyone is a published artist.

Rose Barber, though, can say she is just that.

Artwork by Rose, 8, a third-grader at Powell Township School, has been selected for publication in Spider Magazine.

Her father, David, said Rose’s grandfather, Zaidia, got her a subscription to Spider magazine a few years ago so she would get something special in the mail once a month.

It wasn’t a decoder ring, but she had the opportunity to enjoy stories, poems and games.

According to Spider magazine, readers in January were asked to submit original drawings of anything.

Rose’s picture of a “mystical tree” appears in the Spider’s Corner section of this month’s issue.

Spider, a magazine for kids ages 6 to 9, features short stories, poems, articles and activities by top children’s authors and artists from around the world. In each issue, readers are invited to submit their original artwork or writing on a specific theme to Spider’s Corner, with hundreds of entries pouring in each time from readers.

Editors select their favorites for publication in the magazine.

Spider is published by Cricket Media, which publishes Babybug Magazine for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years; Ladybug Magazine for children ages 3 to 6; Cricket for children ages 9 to 14; the kids’ science and discovery magazines Click, Ask and Muse; and the Cobblestone line of kids’ history and world culture magazines.

These magazines are available in print and digital editions. For more information, visit cricketmedia.com.

Why is Rose interested in art? Maybe for the same reason many people are interested. “Because I love to draw and the more I practice the better I’m getting at it,” she said in an email.

Christie Mastric can be reached at cbleck@miningjournal.net.

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