Melissa Sweet


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in Wyckoff, New Jersey, The United States
January 01, 1956

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Melissa Sweet grew up in a suburban neighborhood that had lots of kids, kick-the-can games on summer nights, and Percy's candy store right nearby.

Later she received her Associate’s Degree from Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Sweet began began illustrating children's books in 1986 and has illustrated more than 60 books. Her work can also be seen in magazines, on posters, children's toys and food packaging.

Sweet’s signature style of whimsical watercolors is often enhanced by collage art when she finds objects and details that are appropriate to the story.

Sweet lives with her husband and step-daughter in a small coastal Maine villa
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“Every little movement has a meaning of its own.
-Tony Sarg”
Melissa Sweet, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

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