Melissa Sweet: Playing With Pieces by Will Hillenbrand

The nearly one hundred fiction and nonfiction books illustrated by Melissa Sweet have won every possible award—the Caldecott Honor, the NCTE Notable, the New York Times Best Illustrated, the Parents’ Choice, etc. Sweet’s collages and paintings have appeared in the New York TimesMartha Stewart Living, and Madison Park Greetings; and on and eeBoo Toys, which were honored with the Oppenheim and Parents’ Choice awards. She has written three books, including Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, which won the 2012 Sibert Medal, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and the Cook Prize, in addition to being named an ALA Notable Book. Will Hillenbrand talked to her in her studio in Rockport, Maine.

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