The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans

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Fans of James Patterson and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid will want to drop in on the lovable and zany Wilson family for an elevator ride like no other!

For the Wilson family, only the best will do! So when they arrive at the San Francisco Hotel and discover that there are no available rooms, they decide to stay in the place that suits them best of all: a room that has its ups . . . and its downs--a room called Otis. The Wilsons check in to the hotel elevator!

For three whole days, Mr. Walter Wilson, Mrs. Winona Wilson, 10-year-old Winslow Wilson, and his twin sister, Whitney Wilson, ride to all the floors, happily greeting startled guests who happen to drop in. There's a weary traveling salesman of kids' fads; a British rock group with a funny name; a lovesick bellhop; a society lady and her pampered poodle; and a slew of other surprising visitors. These "fantabulous" guests make the Wilsons' stay unforgettable, but it's the zany but compassionate Wilsons who'll be remembered long after they check out of Otis.

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About Douglas Evans

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Douglas Evans is the author of numerous children's books.
Published February 21, 2009 by Yearling. 98 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An endearingly eccentric family settles into the elevator and hearts of the patrons and employees at the San Francisco Hotel in this over-the-top tale from Evans.

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Forgivably, Evans descends to some predictable puns (Wilson pater announces that his family has been in ""many tight spots"") and comes up with some over-the-top wordplay (""If I don't fit in time to keep fit at the hotel's fitness center, I have a fit"") and alliteration (""On the twentieth floo...

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