Author & Illustrator
Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating books for children for over 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 an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. In 1999 she created the national best-selling series AUNTIE CLAUS which Netflix is currently adapting for a feature film. 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 Indie’s Next Pick, an Amazon Best book of the Month and a SIBA bestseller.
Her latest middle grade novel from HarperCollins, MARIGOLD STAR, that she both wrote and illustrated will be available for purchase June 19, 2019.