Montecalvo, Janet

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Montecalvo, Janet


Born in Quincy, MA; married, 1981; children: Jamie, Mattie. Education: Emmanuel College (Boston, MA), B.A. (art).


Home and office—10 Cavatorta Dr., Framingham, MA 01701. E-mail—[email protected].


Illustrator, graphic designer, and educator. Formerly worked as a sign painter; freelance illustrator and graphic designer for feature films, including Mermaids, Second Sight, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and Stanley and Iris, beginning 1981. Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, MA, art teacher, beginning 2001; teaches art for community organizations. Exhibitions: Work exhibited at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.

Awards, Honors

Emmy Award for graphic design, 1989, for contributions to I'll be Home for Christmas.


David Neufeld, Finding Animal Tracks, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1996.

Sarah Weeks, The Perfect Garden, Addison-Wesley, 1998.

Yartria Cooetti, Un lugar para la mariposa, Harcourt (New York, NY), 2001.

Polly Peterson, Salt and Sand, Harcourt (New York, NY), 2002.

Karima Grant, Sofie and the City, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2006.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2006, review of Sofie and the City, p. 230.

Library Media Connection, November-December, 2006, Brenda Rogers, review of Sofie and the City, p. 68.

MetroWest Daily News Online (Framingham, MA), August 31, 2006, Jennifer Lord, "Signs of Success."

Publishers Weekly, March 13, 2006, review of Sofie and the City, p. 66.

School Library Journal, May, 2006, Julie R. Ranelli, review of Sofie and the City, p. 88.


Janet Montecalvo Home Page, (March 2, 2007).

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