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Elise Gravel

Biography

Elise Gravel

Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise Gravel found herself quickly swept up into the glamourous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is turned on by projects which can handle a good dose of eccentricity. She has written and illustrated several books for children, which you can see and even buy from this site's online boutique. Elise won the Governor General's award for illustration in 2012 for her book "La clé à molette".

Elise Gravel

Books by Elise Gravel

by Elise Gravel - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Literary

Elise Gravel offers readers a sneak peek into her sketchbook, where colorful monsters, imaginary friends and grumpy things reign supreme. Filled to the brim with vibrant felt marker illustrations, IF FOUND… is not just an exhibition of Gravel’s work, but a challenge to young artists to keep a daily sketchbook. 

by Elise Gravel - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Science
When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamus ridiculus, she is ecstatic! What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian, a shopkeeper and some friends, Olga sets out to do science --- learning the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and searching for him when he goes missing. 
by Elise Gravel - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Humor, Picture

Ada hates everything about ballet class, yet she still has to go! Arabesques? Grotesque! And then one Saturday, Ada pliés right out the door and into the hallway, smacking into someone who thinks her ungraceful moves are great!

written by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illustrated by Elise Gravel - Children's, Science Fiction

It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive. But he's about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver...In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat...and save the universe from an evil mastermind!