Douglas Evans (children's author)

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Douglas Evans
Douglas Evans at Piano.gif
Born April 3
Euclid, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Author, playwright, composer
Nationality American
Genre Middle-grade fiction
Notable works
  • Classroom at the End of the Hall
  • Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales
  • MVP: Magellan Voyage Project
  • The Elevator Family series
  • The Elevator Family Play
Website
www.wtmelon.com

Douglas Evans (born April 3) is an author of children's books and a former school teacher in Berkeley, California. He has written books, plays, songs, and poems for children, including Classroom at the End of the Hall which got a starred review in Publishers Weekly.[1] and received record reprint rights for a first time author.[2] The Elevator Family (2003) was included on the Mass. Book Award Master List[3] and was a 2003 Sunshine Award Nominee. MVP: Magellan Voyage Project was the 2009 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winner and[4] 2008 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee.[5] His lipogram novel Noe School contains not a single E.[6] 1996 Publisher Weekly Flying Start Author:[7]

Career[edit]

Evans adapted his book, The Elevator Family, for the stage. It was first produced by Columbus Children's Theater February 2011 and directed by William Goldsmith to critical acclaim.[8][9]

In addition to the music for his musical, The Elevator Family, Evans has composed several albums for children, including Classroom Creatures (2012), Math Rashes and other Classroom Itches (2013), Teacher (2014), and Extra Credit (2016).

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2003 Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominee
  • 2003 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee [10]
  • 2003 Massachusetts Children's Book Master List [11]
  • 2003 Garden State Children's Book Awards nominee
  • 2004 South Dakota Prairie Bud Award nominee
  • 2004 Virginia State Young Reader's Award nominee
  • 2008 Rebecca Caudill Award nominee [12]
  • 2009 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winner [13]

Selected bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classroom at the End of the Hall". Publishers Weekly. May 4, 1996. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Second Record". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Children's Book Award" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Past Nutmeg Intermediate Winners". MVP: Magellan Voyage Project. Nutmeg Award Committee. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rebecca Caudill Awards". Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Evans, Douglas. NOE School. WTMelon Publishing. ISBN 978-0615705255. 
  7. ^ Lodge, Sally (July 1, 1996). "Flying Starts". Publisher Weekly: 36. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Grossman, Michael (Feb 17, 2011). "Theater review: Elevator Family". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Thompson, Dennis. "Review of Columbus Theatre's "The Elevator Family" (PDF). Theatre Roundtable. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Nutmeg Children's Book Award". Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. 
  11. ^ "Massachusetts Children's Book Award" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rebecca Caudill Awards". Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Past Nutmeg Intermediate Winners". MVP: Magellan Voyage Project. Nutmeg Award Committee. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.