Evangeline Mudd and the Great Mink Escapade
Publication Date: February 14, 2006
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David Elliott's spirited heroine returns to join the fight for animal rights in this funny, fast-paced novel, whimsically illustrated by Andréa Wesson.
It seems like only yesterday that Evangeline Mudd was in the Ikkinasti Jungle, rubbing noses with a headhunter. Now, somehow, swinging from the branches of the old maples near her cozy New England bungalow isn't nearly exciting enough. But when a mysterious letter marked URGENT!!! arrives, Evangeline is reminded of a promise she needs to keep.
Going undercover as a newspaper reporter and with the help of Alexy Alexy, the world's highest-jumping dancer, Evangeline must make good on her vow to set free the animals at Mudd's Marvelous Minks. But can they avoid Alexy Alexy's dastardly guardian, Ratsputin? What if Melvin Mudd, her father's second cousin twice removed, recognizes her? And will Melvin's wife, the ditsy India Terpsichore, really go through with that crazy comeback ballet she's staging?
DAVID ELLIOTT is the author of EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GOLDEN-HAIRED APES OF THE IKKINASTI JUNGLE, THE TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF ROSCOE WIZZLE, and the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. Of EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GREAT MINK ESCAPADE, he says, "All of us should have a person like Evangeline in our lives. For me, it's my sister, Glory. Even today, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see her rolling up my driveway on a unicycle." David Elliott teaches at Colby-Sawyer College and in the MFA Program in Writing for Children at Lesley University.
ANDRÉA WESSON has illustrated several books for children, including EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GOLDEN-HAIRED APES OF THE IKKINASTI JUNGLE, OPERA CAT, JACK QUACK, and NOT JUST ANOTHER MOOSE. Andréa Wesson lives with her husband, son, and two cats.