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Louisiana's Way Home
Louisiana's Way Home | Kate DiCamillo
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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 Elefantes 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 isnt 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 Louisianas 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 Grannys heads. But that is a story for another time.) Called one of DiCamillos 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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Chelleo
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Binging audiobooks to try and meet my 2019 reading goal. This was a pleasant surprise. I love reading about spunky girls.

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DrSpalding
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This book has been on my TBR pile for a while. Looking forward to reading the sequel to Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. ❤️📚

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Gillyreads
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Can‘t find a matching edition of Raymie Nightingale and it‘s breaking my heart.

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Gillyreads
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Gorgeous book. Kate DiCamillo is a genius.

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Butterflyamore
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Despite the fact that Kate DiCamillo never fails to ruin my eye makeup, I will gladly continue to consume her brilliant, heartwarming stories.

You can see my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/312304656196481?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! Link in profile.

Kappadeemom Hey...I see my town on there 😀 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 👍 6mo
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Butterflyamore
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I decided to try this audiobook through OverDrive. I am so glad I did because I am loving it! I read some Kate DiCamillo books with my children when they were younger & I fell in love with her writing. Even though my kids are too old for me to read to them now, I thoroughly enjoy taking in her books on my own! This book is very sweet & I imagine it‘s likely to make me cry happy tears at some point.

Do you have a favorite children‘s book author?

JennyM My daughter is reading this now and loves it 💕 6mo
Butterfinger I have several - Christopher Paul Curtis, Gary Paulsen, Katherine Applegate just to name a few... 6mo
rretzler Did you read the first one? Raymie Nightingale? And the third one, Beverly Right Here is coming soon! I loved Raymie and Louisiana and am looking forward to hearing Beverly‘s story! 6mo
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Read66
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Absolutely loved this book! Louisiana was my favourite character in the first book of this trilogy, RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE and she is equally delightful in her own story. Looking forward to the next book in the series about Beverly.

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Louisiana is abandoned (again) and needs to con her way out of trouble (again). There is humor, southern-belle tendencies, and a lot of heart. The writing is pretty simplistic.

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Amie
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"I said, 'What is that smell?' ... He said, ' That's cake, darling.' I liked that answer very much. I think that 'cake' is a very good word in general and that people should use it as an answer to questions more often."

Cake is always the right answer ??

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Peaceful_Reader
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Granny has always said that long silences make people uncomfortable and that sometimes they will say or do things that they would not normally say or do in order to fill up the silence. #truequote

Peaceful_Reader This book was a perfect slice of why Kate DiCamillo rocks elementary fiction. 12mo
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Bakingbookworm
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4 STARS - This heartfelt story is about a quirky young girl struggling to find out who she is and where she fits into the world. Touching, and sometimes humorous, this is a great pick for Middle Graders and fans of DiCamillo‘s early works.

Thanks to @netgalley and Candlewick Press for my digital copy.

My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.com/2018/12/louisanas-way-home.html?m=1

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InnerSavvy
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I kept hearing good things about this juvenile fiction. It was fun and easy to listen to. Just asweet book about a young girl learning who she is.

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EchoLogical
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I adored the first book (Raymie Nightingale) so much! Can't wait to dive into this one

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Rissa1
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So excited to give this to my niece. 10 is the recommended age, but I feel Everleigh is mature for her age and will be able to handle this book.

I enjoyed this myself. Sad, yes, but very well written.

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Rissa1
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"Your heart has to be involved with the music, or else there is no point."

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Rissa1
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I bought this for my 8 year old niece, but I am reading it first. Hoping that if I read it first we can have something to bond over, she is incredibly shy.

AmyG My niece turns 8 in April. Can you post how this is? 14mo
Rissa1 @AmyG Yes. My concern for Everleigh (my niece) is that the synopsis makes me believe the book may be too sad. 14mo
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Kate DiCamillo is brilliant! A follow up to her Raymie Nightingale, Kate created MC 12 year old Louisiana Elefante and her "voice" is exceptional ❤️You will fall in love with her.
#readathon @DeweysReadathon Book 4 today ?

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Every time I finish a DiCamillo book, I sit and think about it. I do it because I‘m sure that‘s her point behind the book. And I do it because I can‘t not think about it. This book is stupendous - love it beyond expression. I preordered this book 4 months ago and it was worth the wait. DiCamillo is a master story-teller, master writer, and master heart-wrencher. Read it. It‘s for adults or kids. Read it now. #louisianaswayhome #katedicamillo

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heidisreads
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If you share a book with someone this Fall, let it be this one.

#katedicamillo #bookcovers #raisingreaders #readaloudrevival #familyreads #bookshelf #bookclub #kidlit #fridayreads

Tamra Ridiculous, but I didn‘t know she lives in Minneapolis until just the other day when she was interviewed on MPR! This is her first ever sequel and said Louisiana‘s voice just kept coming back to her when she‘d write. TBR! 1y
heidisreads @Tamra Yes!! I‘ve tried to get to an event to hear her speak, but it‘s never worked out. Louisiana was such a great character in Raymie. I‘m glad she got her own book! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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This cover screams “Newberry Bait”

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#coverlove #MGedition

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GerardtheBookworm
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Another emotionally charged upcoming title by children's author Kate DiCamillo. Louisiana Elefante of the Flying Elefantes is abandoned by her eccentric grandmother in the south which leads her to find her own journey through the characters that she meets. Fans will embrace this sweet story that is a spin-off of Raymie Nightingale.

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lowellette
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A gem. The return of Louisiana to literature was the surprise I needed this summer. You are going to love it!

heidisreads I snuck the library‘s copy home to read tonight!! 1y
lowellette I want to listen to the audiobook too. Louisiana just sounds great. 🙂 1y
heidisreads I listened to Raymie and loved Louisiana, too. 1y
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lowellette
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In line for the legend, the master storyteller, the great mixer of sadness and hope—Kate DiCamillo!