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Louisiana's Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo

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.

  • The eighth major novel from America's Beloved Storyteller, two-time Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo.
  • For the first time, Kate DiCamillo returns to the world of a previous novel, revisiting the story of Louisiana Elefante, whom the New York Times Book Review called "one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations" who "delights on every page."
  • For the first time since her debut, the eternally popular Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo has written a novel in the first person, bringing readers right into Louisiana's world.

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

ISBN: 9781406387544
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Dimensions: 140 x 197mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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