Elisa Kleven is the illustrator/author of over thirty picture books and a longtime, enthusiastic visitor of schools, libraries and book stores. Elisa's books have received awards and honors from the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, The American Booksellers Association, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Her pictures from Abuela are part of Storyland, a traveling, interactive exhibit of seven classic children's books featured at Children's Museums nationwide, and her story The Paper Princess has been adapted for two theater productions, one at the world's largest arts festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the other in Northern California. Elisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and pets.




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