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Douglas Evans
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Born 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

Douglas Evans 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. and received record reprint rights for a first time author. The Elevator Family (2003) was included on the Mass. Book Award Master List and was a 2003 Sunshine Award Nominee. MVP: Magellan Voyage Project was the 2009 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winner and 2008 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee. His lipogram novel Noe School contains not a single E. 1996 Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author:


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.

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

  • 2003 Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominee
  • 2003 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee
  • 2003 Massachusetts Children's Book Master List
  • 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
  • 2009 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winner
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