National Book Festival

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Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

I am honored to announce that my PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH picture book, illustrated by Heather Stanley, will represent the State of Louisiana at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016! Heather and I will be in the State booth at the Festival handing out bookmarks, stickers, coloring sheets and stamping children’s State Row passports. 

Published by Pelican Publishing, this book was created in partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Pelicans NBA team to teach children about the beauty of the Louisiana wetlands and the importance of coastal restoration. A “Friend a Pelican” pledge is included in the book to encourage children to be good stewards of the environment. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit wetlands educational initiatives. 

For more information about the book and how to purchase it contact: www.audubonnatureinstitute.org, www.pelicanpub.com, and www.amazon.com. www.johnettedowning.com.

For more information about the author and illustrator, visit www.johnettedowning.com and www.heatherstanley.com. 

For more information about the National Book Festival, visit www.nationalbookfestival.com. 

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