Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than twenty-five years. Her illustrations for RAISING DRAGONS by Jerdine Nolen (Harcourt 1998) received a 1999 Christopher Award, the 1999 Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the Bank Street College Of Education, and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. In 1999 she created the New York Times bestselling series AUNTIE CLAUS. In 2004 she was asked to illustrate the Christmas Brochure for the White House. In 2006 Elise wrote and illustrated her first middle grade novel the popular SECRET ORDER OF THE GUMM STREET GIRLS. Since then she has gone on to write and illustrate the middle grade novel series LIBBY OF HIGH HOPES and MS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS which was an Indies Next Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month and a SIBA bestseller. AUNTIE CLAUS is currently in development as a feature musical adaptation at Netflix with Primetime Emmy winner Kenny Ortega (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THE DESCENDANTS, HOCUS POKUS) on board as producer/director. Her latest middle grade novel from HarperCollins MARIGOLD STAR, will be available for purchase June 18, 2019 For more information visit www.eliseprimavera.comRead more Read less
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