My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane

My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane

By Johnette Downing (Illustrator); Johnette Downing (Adapted by)

Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589806078, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

Description

"Acclaimed children's musician Downing adapts and illustrates the traditional folk song 'My Aunt Came Back, ' giving it her signature Louisiana twist."--Kirkus Reviews

This rhyming picture book offers children a tour of the Louisiana traditions of many beautiful towns and cities of the state. Based on a traditional song adapted by the award-winning Louisiana singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, the book invites children to learn the various cultural nuances of each area.

Along with the whimsical song lyrics, interesting facts about Louisiana are included on the word map. Children will learn that the town of Albany was settled by Hungarians and is known for its large, sweet strawberries, and the small Florida parish town of Franklinton is famous for its delicious watermelons. In Ruston, a town in northern Louisiana, peaches are the special fare, and in Thibodaux, it is the fili1/2 gumbo. Many more interesting facts are presented in a unique, enjoyable fashion.



About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents' Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po' Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, " and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents' Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po' Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, " and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.