Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas was born in 1982 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship. She is the author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles illustrated by Caldecott medalist Erin E. Stead, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier, Beyond the Laughing Sky illustrated by Julie Morstad, and The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant illustrated by Ed Young. Visit her website at

Most Recent Book
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole book

"About" from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website

chapter Books

pets · loneliness · adventure · friendship · outer space
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole
self-discovery · imagination · friendship
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend
birds · family · belonging
Beyond the Laughing Sky

picture Books

turtles and tortoises · innovation · being yourself · courage · self-discovery · building things
The Town of Turtle
Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow book
bravery · shadows · imagination · shyness
Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles book
loneliness · community · the beach · letter writing · parties · the ocean
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles


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