Ellen Potter

Voted one of New York Public Library Best Books of 2018


★ "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

Hugo is a young sasquatch looking for adventure. Boone is a young boy looking for a sasquatch.

Together they make the unlikelist best friends.

Big Foot and Little Foot

A new series by Ellen Potter (Abrams Books)

"Young readers will enjoy this story of an unlikely friendship ... Established chapter book author Potter delivers another winner with this series opener."
~ School Library Journal

"... delightfully playful ... A charming friendship story and great setup for future books."
~ Kirkus Reviews



For Kids

How to Create Great Characters:

1. Decide what your character wants more than anything in the world. It can be a thing, like a racing bike; it can be a friend; it can be to accomplish something. It can be anything at all. Just makes sure it's something your character wants very badly.

2. Make it extremely hard for your character to get the thing they really, really want. That's how you create movement in your story. Your character has to fight through obstacles to get the thing they want.

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& Teachers


I love SKYPE classroom visits! Don't you? You get to see my messy desk, and I can see your smiling faces! If you are a teacher or librarian interested in booking, please let me know. Book soon as spots are filling up quickly.

When time permits, I also enjoy visiting schools to give presentations and writing workshops. For information about availability and fees, just ask.