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Louisiana's Way Home

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Louisiana's Way Home

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. 

Louisiana's Way Home

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by Kate DiCamillo - Children's 10+, Family, Historical Fiction

When Louisiana'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, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, Granny intends never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town, 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.
 

by Kate DiCamillo - Children's 10-12, Family Life, Friendship, Historical Fiction

Raymie thinks if she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, the three girls are drawn into an unlikely friendship --- and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.