Louisiana's Way Home
ISBN: 0763694630
EAN13: 9780763694630
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 2, 2018
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1" H x 7.75" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are--and deciding who you want to be.

When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town -- including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder -- she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)

Called one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale--and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

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   I love this story!
I am a grandmother who read books by Kate DiCamillo for the first time. I just grab my heart! I feel as though I never want to read these books to finish, so I know that I will read them over and over again. The characters that I love love. I laugh, I cry and I smile so much as I read Louisiana's story. I listened to the audiobook too, and it is just a wonderful narration! ''
   would not recommend
This book is VERY confusing and doesn 't make sense. This book is also boring, so I have never finished it. 010 is a recommended network.
   Beautiful book
Raymie Nightingale has created a beautiful sequel to DiCamillo's. Louisiana remains a wonderful protagonist and despite everything that happens to her, Louisiana is optimistic and fully true to who she is, even if she doesn 't know who she is until the end.
I am not sure what I should say about this book. I've always loved it. The last night I read it all in one sitting. But I'm not sure if age group or genre to put it in. And it was annoying how unrealistic it was. But it was also so beautiful and I love the way Louisiana speaks. This book started to feel like a true detective vibe to me and I was very concerned about where this was going. But that also helped it move so quickly. I know nothing about it. I really like it... but it's also so bizarre, so I don 't know what to do with it.
   This novel has depth and soul...and will rekindle your hope for people !
A sweet book about a young girl who comes to a startling revelation and causes her to wonder if it is all worthwhile, but through grit and determination she powers through and in the end realizes her dream of... sorry, you gotta read the book!
   Delightful prose.
She is alive by the way she comes out. This story deals with hard existential issues in a positive way that does not avoid the hard parts of these issues.
   My Class loved it.
After hearing how good it was from a friend, I read this book to my class. The imagery and vocabulary truly demonstrate how well this book is written. This first point of view captures your heart. I have to tell you that on the very last page, I read it to my students as I teared them. I would also recommend The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, written by Kate.
   Adventurous, Fun, Conversation Starter
Kate DiCamillo did it again with Louisiana's Way Home. My 9-year-old and I took turns reading this book aloud, and even our 7-year-old did not want to miss these nightly readings. From the 9-year-old Little Adventurer Louisiana traveled all the way from Florida to Georgia, leaving everything behind and finding out the story she thought was all wrong. She then met the Allen family and that was the closest thing to a family she ever had.
If you read Raymie Nightingale's book Kate DiCamillo '', you are introduced to three girls named Raymie, Beverley and Louisiana. You don 't need to read Raymie Nightingale first, but this book delves deeper into the story of the quirky and spunky Louisiana. In true Kate DiCamillo fashion, it will pull your heart strings. It has short chapters and a clever and heartwarming story that would love a middle schooler and above. Unlike any other of Kate's books, this is told in the first person. I think that adding Lousiana's voice really adds to it. There are some things that might need to be discussed with the younger crowd : abandonment, stealing and lying. For my honest review, I received an ARC from NetGallery.
   Reluctant readers will LOVE this little girl, this little story this little gem.
I love the voice she creates for her main character always. She does this again with an adorable, sweet, and precious child named Louisiana. Almost immediately you fall in love with her. I look for books that are almost always aloud to be read. One of these books is this : Teachers, read this to you class! Tell parents about this one that should be read with their children seated together as a family! I fell in love with Kate's writing when I read Because of Winn-Dixie and watched her grow and blossom as a writer with Despereaux, Edward Tulane, Raymie Nightengale and all the others she has written. I look forward to reading this gem in all my presentations this year. Thank you Kate for all the years of your brilliant work!