Melissa the Sorceress (Orlando Furioso) Melissa lives in Merlin’s cave in Ludovico Ariosto’s Italian Renaissance poem Orlando Furioso. Based on the Arthurian legends and set against a backdrop of Christian/Muslim wars, it is an epic and complex piece involving hundres of characters and scores of subplots. The lovely enchantress, Melissa, is responsible for giving the magic ring to Ruggiero, the ring which enables its wearer to distinguish between magic spells and reality.
Is That You, Melissa - a song by Mercyful Fate
Melissa - a song by Mercyful Fate
Melissa - a song by The Allman Brothers Band
Melissa Louise - a song by Chixdiggit
Bat in the Dining Room (Crescent Dragonwagon) - One summer evening a bat mistakenly flies into a hotel dining room. The diners panic, and only Melissa understands that the bat is frightened and lost. Melissa opens the emergency door calling, "Come on, bat!" and the bat swoops out into the nighttime. Later, the guests all have a free dinner and congratulate Melissa. Nature lovers will enjoy this charmingly illustrated picture book about a girl who uses her abilities of observation and empathy to care for a misguided bat. Recommended for ages 3-6.
McBroom Tells the Truth (Sid Fleischman) - Josh and Melissa McBroom head West with their 11 children to seek their fortune, leaving Connecticut behind. They settle in Iowa and become the owners of a very special piece of property. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Melissa Parkington's Beautiful, Beautiful Hair (Pat Brisson) - This book, tells the story of Melissa and her desire to be noticed for something other than her beautiful, flowing hair. Instead, Melissa wants to be noticed for something she did, and she wants this something to be spectacular. After trying basketball and art, Melissa realizes she is spectacular at being kind. In the end, she finds a way to demonstrate this kindness by donating most of her beautiful flowing hair to kids who need wigs. The story is well-crafted and shows Melissa's growth as a character. Even more, the illustrations are colorful and eye-catching. Overall, readers will connect to both the story and the illustrations. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Summer Lightning (Wendy Staub) - A spooky thriller in which Melissa, a 17 year old girl with everything going for her including the affection of Tripp, is visited by a ghost. The ghost tells her that he is her invisible guardian and she is forced to choose between the belief in the ghost and Tripp. Recommended for ages 13+
Trolls (Polly Horvath) - Eccentric Aunt Sally comes from Canada to babysit the Anderson children while their parents are on a trip to Paris and every night the bedtime story adds another piece to a very suspect family history. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Melissa - Melissa Joan Hart (actress); Melissa Etheridge (musician); Melissa Gilbert (actress); Melissa Sue Anderson (actress); Melissa Archer (actress); Melissa Del Valle (pioneer in female boxing); Melissa George (model/actress); Melissa Keller (model); Melissa Leo (actress); Melissa Manchester (singer/songwriter); Melissa Rivers (TV personality)
Famous People who Named their Daughter Melissa - Anne Baxter (actress); Dinah Shore (entertainer); Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (actor); Joan Rivers (comic); Paul Newman (actor); Robin Gibb (musician); Steven Bochco (TV producer)
Melissa - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Melissa.