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The Elevator Family
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The Elevator Family

Written by Douglas EvansAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Douglas Evans
| Yearling | Trade Paperback | July 2001 | $5.99 | 978-0-440-41650-0 (0-440-41650-7)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Drop in on the lovable and eccentric Wilson family for an elevator ride filled with adventure and zany humor.

For the Wilson family, only the best will do! So when they arrive at the San Francisco Hotel and discover that there are no available rooms, they decide to stay in the place that suits them best of all: a room that has its ups . . . and its downs--a room called Otis. The Wilsons check in to the hotel elevator!

For three whole days, Mr. Walter Wilson, Mrs. Winona Wilson, 10-year-old Winslow Wilson, and his twin sister, Whitney Wilson, ride to all the floors, happily greeting startled guests who happen to drop in. There's a weary traveling salesman of kids' fads; a British rock group with a funny name; a lovesick bellhop; a society lady and her pampered poodle; and a slew of other surprising visitors. These "fantabulous" guests make the Wilsons' stay unforgettable, but it's the zany but compassionate Wilsons who'll be remembered long after they check out of Otis.


REVIEWS

"Evans’s campy humor will have readers groaning with glee. . . . Brief chapters loaded with wry humor keep readers’ interest high and are a great draw for reluctant ones."—Kirkus Reviews

"Evans’ lighthearted story is just the sort of realistic fantasy that will appeal to beginning readers. . . . A funny book."—Booklist


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Douglas Evans is the author of numerous children's books.


AWARDS

WINNER 2002 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award