Epossumondas Saves the Day

Epossumondas Saves the Day Cover

Epossumondas Saves the Day

By Coleen Salley; Janet Stevens (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152057015, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

It's Epossumondas's birthday, so Mama's whipping up his favorite biscuits. But she's plumb out of sody sallyraytus (That's "baking soda "to all you Yankees.) Everybody knows you can t make big, fluffy biscuits without sody. One by one, Baby Gator, Auntie, and Mama scoot to the store to fetch some. But when no one comes back, it's up to Epossumondas to run out and see what's what--until he runs smack into a great, huge, ugly Louisiana snapping turtle

About the Author
Coleen Salley(1946-2008) was a renowned storyteller, a distinguished professor of children's literature, andthe author of anumber of belovedpicture books. The classic Southernstory of Epaminondaswas her longtimetrademark tale at storytelling performances nationwide. She adaptedthis storyinto the acclaimed picture bookEpossumondas, followed by Why Epossumondas Has No Hair onHis Tail, Epossumondas Saves the Day, and Epossumondas Plays Possum, all illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Janet Stevens. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Coleen Salleylivedfor many years in the French Quarterof New Orleans.

Janet Stevens is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including "Tops & Bottoms, " a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers "The Great Fuzz Frenzy, " "Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, The Little Red Pen" and more. She is also the illustrator of the Epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley.Janet Stevenslives in Colorado. For more information, visit www.janetstevens.com.