"Louisiana became a state in 1812. This informative picture book introduces young readers to the state symbols, from its flag to the state vegetable. A timeline provides the year that each item was officially designated"--Provided by publisher
A series that introduces young readers to the United States through entertaining and educational stories based on the symbols, history and geography of each state. A treasure hunt map at the beginning of each book plots the narrative journey, then readers follow state animals on big adventures!
In a brightly illustrated volume based on a song by New Orleans musician Johnette Downing, children are taken through a culinary calendar in this rhythmic volume that notes a meal a day representing the best of Cajun, Creole, African, and French foods.
A leadership-themed follow-up to the Coretta Scott King Award- and Caldecott Honor-winning Trombone Shorty finds a scrappy young musician on a tour of his beloved New Orleans who questions what it means to be a leader and a friend when he lets his band down by missing a rehearsal
The daughter of a wealthy plantation owner embarks on a life-threatening search for her older brothersùone kind, two cruelùwho have gone missing in the wildlife-infested bayou of mid-19th-century Louisiana. Simultaneous and eBook.
For kids who want to cook--Louisiana style! Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana's help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages!
Studying folk magic and practicing to fight supernatural beings in the Louisiana bayou, young apprentice Evangeline anticipates her approval by the haunt huntress council only to uncover dark secrets during an unusual case
Seventeen-year-old Denise Farber, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans, into the Argonne house, which is over 100 years old, and really showing its age, but which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast--but old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book that Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in what she thinks of as the "Agony" house
Leading her group of exiles into a world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans, Charlotte begins questioning her loyalties when she learns more about the revolution she has championed. Simultaneous eBook.
After losing everything in a Florida hurricane, seventeen-year-old Miranda and her mother move to her grandfather's home in Louisiana, where she falls in with an interesting group of students, and discovers that she can communicate with spirits like her grandfather did. Original.
The story of the cowboys who drove cattle across bayous, marshes, and rivers through the vast grassland prairies and marshes of south Louisiana. Known mainly for its sugarcane, oil, and seafood resources, south Louisiana has rarely been recognized for its cowboys. This illustrated account tells the largely undocumented history of migratory cattle ranching in Louisiana from colonial days up to the present, from the trail drives of the 1760s to the few existing modern-day ranches.
This volume reveals the long and lively heritage of the Louisiana folktale among French Creoles and Cajuns and shows how tale-telling in Louisiana through the years has remained vigorous and constantly changing. Some of the best storytellers of the present day are highlighted in biographical sketches and are identified by some of their best tales. Their repertory includes animal stories, magic stories, jokes, tall tales, Pascal (improvised) stories, and legendary tales--all of them colorful examples of Louisiana narrative at its best.
Though greatly transformed since the French arrived on southern soil, the French oral tradition is alive and flourishing today. It is even more complex and varied than has been shown in previous studies, for revealed here are African influences as well as others that have been filtered from America's multicultural mainstream.
New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from the street's inception during the colonial period through three tumultuous centuries, arriving at the world-famous entertainment strip of today.
The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For booklovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a literary walking tour. Perhaps only among the oak-lined avenues, Creole town houses, and famed hotels of New Orleans can the lust of A Streetcar Named Desire, the zaniness of A Confederacy of Dunces, the chill of Interview with the Vampire, and the heartbreak of Walker Percy's Moviegoer begin to resonate.
A latest entry in the popular series by the authors of Weird U.S. is a vividly photographed reference to the Pelican State's most unusual attractions, from haunted plantations and ghostly limestone towers to creature-habited bayous and the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
The book opens with a look at Natchitoches proper and its breathtaking architectural gems, including stately churches and elegant homes. Gould also captures the life pulsing behind these impressive facades. A blues band performs its monthly gig at Roque's Grocery. A child prepares to be baptized in the Cane River. A young couple celebrates their marriage in high style. Through Gould's lens and an enlightening history by Richard Seale, Natchitoches yesterday and today comes alive.
Tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted in Washington, D.C., and forced to spend the next twelve years of his life in captivity as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation