Elise Gravel's sense of humor, inspired by the silly and absurd, along with her sketch-like drawings, make her work appealing to children and adults alike. Elise is an illustrator and author who has published over 25 books for children and adolescents, including the 2012 Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award winner, "La clé à molette". Elise is well known for her imaginative monster characters, and is also driven by an interest in social issues, tackling such subjects as gender and body image, fast food, and consumerism with her trademark irony and wit. Her books have been published in eight languages and are sold around the world. She's currently working on a series of books in English for Harper Collins. Visit www.elisegravel.com to learn more about her books or www.surtonmur.com for her limited edition signed art prints.