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-“Evangeline is a delightful heroine, right down to the silver tips of her boots.” — Cassie Beasley, New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus

Take bits from the worlds of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Nancy Drew, and set the story in New Orleans, and you’ve got this compelling tale of Evangeline.” — Kirkus Reviews

"Eldredge’s fantasy world, based in Creole mythology, is vividly depicted and full of detail."—The Horn Book

“First-time author Eldredge delivers a finely tuned tale that integrates humor and suspense, light mythology, and magic.” — Booklist

“Readers will revel in the magic and culture of Louisiana.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“I fell in love with this middle grade book from the first page . . . What follows is a well-crafted mystery with unexpected twists and turns and page turning intensity.” — Library Thing

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Twelve-year-old haunt huntress apprentice Evangeline Clement spends her days and nights studying the ways of folk magic, honing her monster-hunting skills while pursuing local bayou banshees and Johnny revenants.

With her animal familiar sure to make itself known any day now, the only thing left to do is prove to the council she has heart. Then she will finally be declared a true haunt huntress, worthy of following in the footsteps of her long line of female ancestors.

But when Evangeline and her grandmother are called to New Orleans to resolve an unusual case, she uncovers a secret that will shake her to the soles of her silver-tipped alligator-skin boots.

Set in the evocative Louisiana bayou and the vibrant streets of New Orleans, Evangeline’s is a tale of loyalty and determination, the powerful bonds of friendship and family, and the courage to trust your gut no matter how terrifying that might be.

-Available May 01, 2018
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 978-0-06-2628034-1

 

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