Mélisande Potter

About the Author

Mélisande and Giselle Potter are a mother-daughter team who have created numerous books individually, but Cher Ami: Based on the World War I Legend of the Fearless Pigeon—a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Selection—marked their first collaboration. Mélisande is the illustrator of Pizza for the Queen by Nancy Castaldo. Giselle is the award-winning illustrator of over thirty books for children, including The Boy Who Loved Words, The Honest-to-Goodness Truth, and The Big Box by Toni Morrison. She also illustrated a column for the New York Times called Ties. Giselle invites you to visit her at gisellepotter.com.

By the Author