Evangeline Brown and The Cadillac Motel (Hardcover)
Dutton Juvenile, 9780525472216, 192pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2004
Evangeline hates living in the dingy Florida motel with the pink Cadillac butt sticking out of the wall. With Pa absorbed in his drinking, she spends her days wishing that her mother was still alive to make the motel a real home. Then Evangeline meets Farrell, the one person who understands her. After a teacher threatens to expose their poor living conditions, the two friends decide to run away. But when Evangeline stumbles across her mother's letters, she finds the courage she needs to seek her true home. This uniquely touching novel will inspire readers of all ages.