Melissa Sweet

"Each manuscript is completely different and with each one I begin to relate to the world through the eyes of my subject." 
- Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning illustrator of over 100 children’s books, including Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert Medal winner; and two Caldecott Honor winners The Right Word, and A River of Words. Her new book, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White garnered two nonfiction awards: the 2017 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and a Boston Globe Horn Book honor. She takes her favorite E. B. White quote to the studio each day: “Be tidy. Be brave.”

Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media art as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight."  When she is not in her studio she can be found on her red Schwinn bicycle riding around Portland, Maine, with her dog, Ruby.