From the time she was born Evangeline Mudd has enjoyed a fascinating lifestyle that is definitely unique. Evangeline's parents are primatologists, scientists who study primates, and so they teach Evangeline to swing from the trees and eat with her feet as well as her hands. In this fun-loving atmosphere Evangeline and her parents enjoy a life that is both peaceful and exciting.
Everything changes, though, when Evangeline's parents are called away on a research trip in the Ikkinasti Jungle. Unfortunately they must leave Evangeline behind, but they promise to return in two weeks. In the meantime Evangeline must stay with her rich aunt and uncle. This highly eccentric couple are obsessed with themselves and money, an attitude that Evangeline neither understands nor values. Needless to say she is eager for her parents return, but when the two weeks are up they still have not shown, and what is more Evangeline receives a mysterious postcard that hints that they may be in danger. Before long the brave young heroine is be involved in a perilous journey to save her parents from the Ikkinasti Jungle.
“Evageline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle” is a book that junior readers are sure the enjoy. The strong main character Evangeline is sure to appeal to young readers with her perky attitude and plucky persistence. The plot itself is hardly special, with no deep suspense or exciting twists and turns, but author David Elliot manages to pull the story through at a reasonably pace. I would recommend “Evageline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle” as a friendly, original tale for young readers.