Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South

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Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South

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A young reader’s introduction to the Pelican State!

Learn the history of Louisiana with this book by award-winning musician Johnette Downing. Once again, she honors the cultural heritage and traditions of the South through her music and literature. Accompanied by stunningly accurate illustrations, Downing takes you through a tour of the state’s famous symbols. Did you know that the crawfish is the state crustacean? Or that the Catahoula is the state dog? And, what is more, emblematic of Louisiana than gumbo and sweet beignets? All this and more is revealed in this charming picture book, brimming with rich illustrations. A timeline, which lists when these icons were named, and original song compliment the text and enhance the book’s classroom applications.

Age Range: 5-8 years
Grade Level: K-3
Release Date: September 2, 2015
Hardcover: 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1455620968

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"Acclaimed children's book author Johnette Downing once again pays homage to the cultural legacy of the Pelican State. Based on a song by the same name, Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South presents a lyrical and visual tribute to the many iconic images, songs, and symbols of Louisiana. From the stately brown pelican to the impressive black bear down to the swimming sac-au-lait and the vocal green tree frog, this commemorate picture book serves to introduce children to the many interesting and unique facts of their home state. Vibrant, flowing illustrations depict this Southern state as it truly is, brimming with foliage, color, and life. A timeline beginning with Louisiana's statehood in 1812 to the designation of the fleur-de-lis as the state symbol in 2008 accompanies the text, providing additional facts about the many figures represented in the book." - Good Reads