Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South – Reviews

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Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1455620963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455620968
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: September 15, 2015
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 – 8 Years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3


“Johnette Downing’s book brings to life all the things that Louisianians hold dear. The rich illustrations by Julia Marshall evoke a sense of child-like nostalgia for Louisiana’s natural abundance and diversity. Educational and inspirational, it will encourage readers to explore the images and find all the different symbols that define this jewel of a state.”

— Lauren Davis, curator, Louisiana Secretary of State Museums

“Multi-talented Louisiana songwriter and children’s book author Johnette Downing of New Orleans has penned a charming introduction to Louisiana with “Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South,” lovingly illustrated by Julia Marshall of New Orleans. The book is a literal tour of the state, focusing on the state’s crustacean and official dog (crawfish and Catahoula), among many others, but also honoring its musical traditions, diverse terrain and unique customs, proving it’s truly a jewel of the Deep South.”

Chere Coen, The Daily Advertiser