MAri Lou Elders

Mari Lou Elders was the author of the middle grade novel,Otherwise Known as Possum (Scholastic). 

 
 

PRAISE FOR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS POSSUM

“Possum’s first person voice is convincing, full of metaphors reflecting her rural Souther mountain background. . . . goes sown smooth as sweet tea.” –Kirkus  

“A tender grief story.” –School Library Journal

"Laso saturates her debut novel with fresh figurative language that shapes her characters . . . and strongly evokes Possum's world."
– Publisher's Weekly

"[Otherwise Known As Possum] should be required reading for todays middle-schoolers." – YA Books Central