We are SO EXCITED to welcome Ellen Potter to Hillside School on March 28th!
About Ellen Potter
Growing up in a 27-story building in NYC, I loved to watch people in the building’s elevator and make up crazy stories about them. For instance, there was one woman who was a little chubby and always cheerful, so I pretended that she lived in an apartment made entirely of chocolate. I imagined that her walls were made of chocolate and that she had a chocolate refrigerator which only contained chocolate eggs and chocolate milk. And if she got hungry in the middle of the night, she could nibble on her bed.
I remember the exact moment when I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a writer. I was eleven years old and I was in my school library, strolling through the aisles, trying to decide what to read next. Should it be A Wrinkle in Time? Or maybe Harriet the Spy. In a flash, I decided that the best books in the world were written for eleven-year-olds! Sadly, my twelfth birthday was just around the corner. So I reasoned that the only thing to do was to grow up and write books for eleven-year-olds. Which is pretty much what happened (after many years and piles of rejections letters).
These days I live in Maine with my family, three badly behaved dogs and 5, 789 Legos (which occasionally wind up inside the three badly behaved dogs).
Big Foot and Little Foot
Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.
★ "This warmhearted new series, particularly suited for reluctant readers or chapter-book newbies, promises more laughs and exploits from the entertainingly paired Hugo and Boone." ~ Booklist, starred review
Big Foot and Little Foot: The Monster Detector
Using his new Monster Detector, Hugo discovers a dangerous creature might be hiding right in his own cavern. Meanwhile Boone becomes the first Human to go to Sasquatch school. What follows are even more surprises, ones that have Hugo rethinking what it really means to be a “monster.”
"Potter has once again penned a winner with this sequel to Big Foot and Little Foot. A delightful series about friendship and embracing differences in others."
~ School Library Journal
Big Foot and Little Foot: The Squatchicorns
When a tribe of unicorn-horned Sasquatches flee from a mysterious curse, they take refuge in Hugo’s cavern. Hugo, Boone, and a teenaged Squatchicorn set out on a mission to solve the troubling curse.