Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana's Way

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are — and deciding who you want to be.When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.) Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

  • ASIN: 0763694630

P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet (Discover

From its festive Mardi Gras parades to its wildlife-filled swamps, Louisiana is a state of great diversity. P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet is an alphabet book that introduces readers young and old to the culture, history, and wonders of this Gulf state. Author Anita C. Prieto's fun-filled rhymes and informative text are highlighted by artist Laura Knorr's vivid and descriptive artwork.

  • Brand: Sleeping Bear Press
  • ASIN: 1585361372

Louisiana: A History

Louisiana: A

Covering the lively, even raucous, history of Louisiana from before First Contact through the Elections of 2012, this sixth edition of the classic Louisiana history survey provides an engaging and comprehensive narrative of what is arguably America’s most colorful state. Since the appearance of the first edition of this classic text in 1984, Louisiana: A History has remained the best-loved and most highly regarded college-level survey of Louisiana on the market Compiled by some of the foremost experts in the field of Louisiana history who combine their own research with recent historical discoveries Includes complete coverage of the most recent events in political and environmental history, including the continued aftermath of Katrina and the 2010 BP oil spill Considers the interrelationship between Louisiana history and that of the American South and the nation as a whole Written in an engaging and accessible style complemented by more than a hundred photographs and maps

  • Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ASIN: 1118619293

The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town

The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays

A. Hays Town changed the face of the Louisiana house. In a career that includes designing more than five hundred homes, he led architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace the finest elements of Louisiana's architectural past. Almost every home built in Louisiana during the last twenty years is in some way inspired by Town's work.The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town honors his legacy as Louisiana's premier residential architect. Color photographs of numerous homes -- including Town's own -- by Philip Gould combined with an illuminating text by Cyril E. Vetter produce a volume that captures the appeal and beauty of the state's finest architectural tradition.Born and raised in rural southwest Louisiana, Hays Town graduated from Tulane University with a degree in architecture in 1926 and worked for a firm in Jackson, Mississippi, for many years. He established his own successful commercial practice in Baton Rouge in 1939, but in the 1960s, Town turned to his abiding passion -- residential architecture. Throughout this chapter of his career, he perfected his inimitable style and emerged as one of the most prominent architects in the South.Town's residential designs are perceptibly influenced by the diverse culture of south Louisiana. His synthesis of the classic Acadian cottage, S...

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  • Brand: Brand: Louisiana State University Press
  • ASIN: 0807123714

Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1)

Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever—in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late.What authors are saying: "Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday "Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC H...

  • ASIN: B008E9VENQ

Sweet Home Louisiana (Boys of the Bayou Book 2)

Sweet Home Louisiana (Boys of the Bayou Book

A sexy, small town, second chance rom com! She's back. His first love. The woman he's been missing for twelve years.But it will be okay. He can play this cool. He knows falling for her again would be crazy.   Then again, going a little crazy could be very, very sweet.  Louisiana heat. Crazy grandparents. Freaking alligators. The guy she never got over. There are so many reasons she planned to never go back to the bayou. But now, thanks to a drawn-up-while-drinking-moonshine partnership agreement, she has to spend thirty days back home before she can sell her part of the family business.  She can't wait to get out of here.  Too bad her heart's not listening.


Birds of Louisiana & Mississippi Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides)

Birds of Louisiana & Mississippi Field Guide (Bird

Make bird watching in Louisiana and Mississippi even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in these states. This book features 140 species of Louisiana and Mississippi birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

  • Brand: Adventure Publications Inc.
  • ASIN: 1591932432

Louisiana Hotshot: A New Orleans Murder Mystery; Talba Wallis #1 (The Talba Wallis PI Series)

Louisiana Hotshot: A New Orleans Murder Mystery; Talba

  • ASIN: B00BG232WE

Little Louisiana (Little State)

Little Louisiana (Little

State birds, flowers, trees, and animals brought to board book form for the youngest book lovers. Toddlers will delight in these books filled with rhyming riddles, framed by brightly painted clues, that introduce elements that make Louisiana so special.

  • ASIN: 1585361844

Night-Night Louisiana (Night-night America)

Night-Night Louisiana (Night-night

It's bedtime in Louisiana! Say goodnight to all your favorite locations, including: French QuarterTiger StadiumAudubon ZooShaw Center for the ArtsOld Louisiana State CapitolSt. Louis CathedralAquarium of the AmericasLafayette Science MuseumThe PresbyterePlayvilleSouth Pass LighthouseDixie Landin'Prien Lake Park

  • ASIN: 149265471X
  • UPC: 760789266737

Today Is Monday in Louisiana

Today Is Monday in

Gold/Honors Award Winner National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products The Big Read 2010 Recommended Reading List for the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Based on a popular song adapted by the multi-award-winning New Orleans singer-songwriter Johnette Downing, Today Is Monday in Louisiana rhythmically takes readers through a culinary calendar, describing a Louisiana meal a day. Now adapted to board book format for tiny hands, each page presents collaged images of yummy foods. On Monday there are red beans to eat and on Tuesday, po’ boys. On Wednesday gumbo is served, and on it goes, each day bringing another unique and tasty Louisiana dish to share.

  • ASIN: 1455623067

Riggs (The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana Chapter Book 1)

Riggs (The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana Chapter

Abel LeBlanc, better known to his brothers as Riggs — President for The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana Chapter. As a former Green Beret, he runs the club with the same amount of precision and grit he did serving his country.Dedicating years of his life to mercenary missions, and to his club left no time or desire to settle down and start a family of his own. What good could come of loving a woman if he could never promise her forever when he willingly puts his life on the line every day.No one has ever come close to making him want more. No one until Luna.A call from Jake; President and founder of The Kings of Retribution has Riggs and his men on the road toward Montana. Their objective — protect a woman from falling into the hands of another MC.Little did he know when his eyes fell upon the striking woman with violet eyes, she would alter his life forever.Growing up in the system is hard enough for any kid. For Luna Novak, not being able to hear the world around her made surviving in it the most terrifying and isolating experience of her life.Though she doesn't have much, Luna feels she has finally gotten to a point in her life where her future doesn’t look so grim. That is until she makes the mistake of putting her trust in the hands of the wrong man — almost costin...

  • ASIN: B07T2X3GGT

Estate Planning in Louisiana, 4th Edition: A Layman's Guide to Understanding Wills, Trusts, Probate, Power of Attorney, Medicaid, Living Wills & Taxes

Estate Planning in Louisiana, 4th Edition: A Layman's

Many Louisiana residents want to develop an estate plan that will make things easy for themselves and their loved ones without painful and costly legal proceedings, unnecessary taxes, and family conflict. This book will explain the latest legal strategies and techniques that will allow you to protect your hard-earned assets, avoid uncertainty, and make estate settlement simple. In this book, you will learn how to: • Avoid potential delays and expenses of probate • Shield your assets from nursing home costs • Preserve your entire estate for children and grandchildren • Make your wishes known during incapacity • Protect children’s inheritance from divorce and creditors, and much more This book could save you and your loved ones unnecessary legal fees, taxes and other costs.

  • ASIN: 1985235161

Louisiana Hometown Cookbook (State Hometown Cookbook)

Louisiana Hometown Cookbook (State Hometown

Louisiana Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all-over the state. From the Southern hometown cooking in North Louisiana to Creole cuisine of New Orleans to South Louisiana's Cajun favorite recipes, food is about more than mere sustenance in Louisiana... It's about tradition. Nowhere is the tradition of Louisiana hometown cooking more apparent than in this outstanding new cookbook. You'll find easy-to-follow recipes for traditional Louisiana favorites like Crawfish Etouffee, Filet Gumbo, Corn Macque Choux, Beignets, and many many more. From Creamy Pecan Pralines to Holy Trinity Mardi Gras Potatoes, King Cake toCajun Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp or Crawfish Boil to New Orleans Bread Pudding. For those that confess to reading their cookbooks like novels, you'll enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from Shreveport's Mudbug Madness to the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, from the Mayhaw Festival in the town of Marion to Abbeville's Giant Omelette Celebration. Louisiana cooking is world renowned, perfectly seasoned, and always a crowd pleaser. Louisiana Hometown Cookbook preserves Louisiana's most cherished dishes... deliciously.

  • ASIN: 1934817074

Vestiges of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road

Vestiges of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River

In an evocative sequel to the acclaimed New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, author and photographer Richard Sexton returns with an in-depth visual journey through the hidden mansions—some inhabited, many now long abandoned—of Louisiana's River Road. Bordering the Mississippi, these antebellum landmarks were once the epitome of gracious living in the Deep South. Over the past century, these grand dwellings have slowly succumbed to time, humidity, and the reclamation of the land: first by nature, then by real-estate developers who built subdivisions, oil refineries, and strip malls where curtains of Spanish moss once swayed from the live oaks. This collection—featuring over 200 haunting color photographs with extensive captions explaining the architectural significance and history of each structure—is a beautiful elegy for a rapidly disappearing landscape and its ghosts.

  • Brand: Chronicle Books Llc
  • ASIN: 0811818179
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