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Louisiana's Way Home

Cover: 'Louisiana's Way Home'

Staff Review: "Louisiana's Way Home" by Kate DiCamillo

★★★★★

Louisana Elefante used to think that she knew who she was. She was told that she was the daughter of circus performers who died doing a trapeze act and she now lives with her grandmother. But when her grandmother awakens her in the middle of the night and tells her to get in the car, without her cat or dog or even saying goodbye to her friends in order to escape the day of reckoning from her great grandfather’s curse, the curse of sundering, she doesn’t know what to think.  When they finally arrive in a small Georgia town with no money and her grandmother greatly ailing from tooth pain and apparently other problems, Louisiana discovers some secrets about her own past. She quickly must make decisions about who she really is and where she wants to belong. Heartbreakingly real and heartwarming at the same time, I loved Louisiana Elefante and this tween novel by Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo.

Audience: children, tweens | Genre: contemporary fiction

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