Louisiana's way home

by DiCamillo, Kate,

Format: Large Print 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Children's Large Print Books j FICTION DiCamillo CL10691
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j FICTION DiCamillo CL10691
A #1 New York Times BestsellerWhen 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 goodbyes.Grades 5-12 | Ages 10-17 | Lexile 630L
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Last seen in Raymie Nightingale? (2016), Louisiana Elefante, daughter of dead trapeze artists and prone to fainting, is awakened in the middle of the night by her grandmother, who orders her into the car. Granny has been told in a vision that they have a date with destiny, an opportunity to reverse the family curse, but they must immediately hit the road. Once over the Florida border into Georgia, Granny's aching teeth become an emergency. Louisiana, 12, is forced to get behind the wheel and locate a dentist in the small town of Richford. Once there, she finds a friend, but loses both her bearings and her history when family secrets are disclosed, whereupon she discovers she has more moxie in her small body than she thought possible. DiCamillo, in an unusual turn for her, tells Louisiana's story in first person, bringing the reader close to what's in the girl's head and heart including pure anger at the disruption of her life. The writing is terse, with short paragraphs and even shorter sentences. DiCamillo offers a master class in how to tell and shape a story once all fat has been cut away. Though set in the mid-1970s, there's a fairy-tale quality to this, with heroes, helpers, villains, and one princess looking for a home. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: DiCamillo's done it all except write a sequel before. A 10-city author tour and coordinated global release are planned.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Three Rancheros series
#1 - Raymie Nightingale
#2 - Louisiana's way home
#3 - Beverly, right here
Subjects Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich :Thorndike Press,2018
Edition Large print edition.
Audience Recommended for middle readers.
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print the literacy bridge"--Title page verso.
Description 313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781432855895
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