My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane by Johnette Downing

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Based on a traditional song adapted by this nationally acclaimed Louisiana singer/songwriter, this rhyming picture book tells of various Louisiana fare such as red beans, filé gumbo, baguettes, and alligator stew. Readers are also introduced to the pirogue, a small, flat-bottom wooden boat used by locals to traverse the local bayous and wetlands. References to these Louisiana favorites will offer children a tour of the Pelican State's diverse and unique traditions.
 

About Johnette Downing

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Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include six Parents' Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and four National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud,and Amazon Alphabetand is the author of Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, Today Is Monday in New York,and Today Is Monday in Kentucky. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.Christina Wald specializes in illustration and toy, giftware, and product design. Wald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a BS in industrial design. She is the illustrator of Pelican's Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer. Wald lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
Published August 26, 2008 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Acclaimed children’s musician Downing adapts and illustrates the traditional folk song “My Aunt Came Back,” giving it her signature Louisiana twist.

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