Michael Chesworth’s earliest memory is painting in kindergarten. He remembers applying paint to a piece of paper and folding the paper in half to produce his own version of an inkblot. The extraordinary shapes were “shocking,” he says, and began a fascination with art that continues today.

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Today, Michael is a recognized and accomplished children’s author/illustrator, best known for his illustrations of the Pippi Longstocking series of books, among many others.

We at Frieda B. think he’s about the best (and nicest) illustrator ever.  In the whole, wide world. 

Michael welcomes mail. If you wish to write to him, here’s his contact info:

Michael “Free to B. a Slugger” at eight.


Michael Chesworth

10 Morrow Lane

Amherst, MA 01002