Meely LaBauve

By Ken Wells
(Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780375758164, 272pp.)

Publication Date: August 14, 2001

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Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch to an adventurous paddle through wild and timeless places little explored, Ken Wells has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book--rich, poignant, and often hilarious.

* An American Library Association/YALSA best book of the year




About the Author
Ken Wells is a senior editor and writer for "Conde Nast Portfolio" magazine, as well as the author of "Crawfish Mountain" and the Catahoula Bayou trilogy. During his career as a journalist he has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a writer and features editor for the front page of the "Wall Street Journal," He lives in the suburbs of New York City.
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