Represented by Claire Easton at Painted Words:


Elisa Chavarri is a freelance illustrator originally from Lima, Peru. She did much of her growing up in Northern Michigan where she now resides with her husband, 4yr old girl, baby boy, cat, and dog. 

Elisa graduated with honors from The Savannah College of Art and Design, where she majored in Classical Animation and minored in Comics.  

CLIENTs Include

  • Simon & Schuster

  • American Girl

  • HarperCollins

  • Scholastic Inc.

  • Lee & Low Books

  • National Geographic Learning

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Sesame Street

  • Hallmark

  • Highlights

  • GEMS Girl's Clubs

  • The Child's World

  • World Vision

  • Everything Imagination

  • U.S. Kids

  • Sadlier

  • Spin Master

  • Guide Magazine

  • eLECTRICeYE tv

  • Mackinac Island Press

  • Michigan History Magazine

  • Michigan History for Kids

  • United Methodist Publishing House


  • Collaborative Summer Library Program

PUblished works

The Prince of Twindleland (Dec. 2017) 

Rainbow Weaver (Lee & Low Books, Fall 2016)

Maybe Mother Goose (Aladdin, 2016)

A Smart Girl's Guide: Cooking (American Girl, Spring 2016)

You're the Chef (American Girl, Spring 2016)

Puzzle Palooza (American Girl, 2014)

Elwood Doberman, Jr. (WestBow Press 2014)

A Smart Girl's Guide: Boys (American Girl, 2013)

Fly Blanky Fly (HarperCollins, 2012)

Fairly Fairy Tales (Aladdin, 2011)

Santa Goes Green (Mackinac Island Press, 2008)

Future titles

Federico and the Wolf (Clarion, 2020)

Digging Up the Past (Lee & Low Books, 2020)