Epossumondas Plays Possum

Title

Epossumondas Plays Possum

Authors

Coleen Salley

Illustrator

Janet Stevens

Publisher

Harcourt Children's Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780152064204

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Forgetting his mother's warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone then must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds and fears they are being made by the dreaded loup garou.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD620L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial family

Main Character

male opossum

Race/Ethnicities

Opossum / White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, 2011, Winner
Audie Award, 2011, Finalist, Children's Titles (for Up to Age 8)
School Library Journal Best Books, 2009 Children's Book
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009

Keywords

lost; fear; swamp; Louisana; opossum; butterfly; swamp critters; buzzard

Diversity Impact

indirect

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