- Age Range: 5-8 years
- Grade Level: K-3
- Release Date: September 2, 2015
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN: 978-1455620968
A young reader’s introduction to the Pelican State!
Learn the history of Louisiana with this book, Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South by award-winning musician Johnette Downing. Once again, she honors the cultural heritage and traditions of the South through her music and literature. Accompanied by stunningly accurate illustrations, Downing takes you through a tour of the state’s famous symbols. Did you know that the crawfish is the state crustacean? Or that the Catahoula is the state dog? And, what is more, emblematic of Louisiana than gumbo and sweet beignets? All this and more is revealed in this charming picture book, brimming with rich illustrations. A timeline, which lists when these icons were named, and original song compliment the text and enhance the book’s classroom applications.