Take a trip down the Mississippi River and enter the once-upon-a-time world of plantation life from St. Francisville to New Orleans. Dating back to the 1700s, these elegant mansions have formal ballrooms, delicate chandeliers, and large, open porches that overlook landscaped gardens.
The simple, delightful drawings are easy to color, inviting participation by even pre-school children. Written to appeal to younger and older children alike, the text that accompanies each drawing tells interesting anecdotes and a little history of the antebellum homes featured. Imaginations will be sparked by descriptions of the homes, furnishings, and special rooms that once housed rocking horses and charming china dolls. A map shows each plantation’s location along the Mississippi from New Orleans to St. Francisville. Construction dates are given for each plantation home featured.
The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book opens up the leisurely, romantic world of times past and will continue to delight children even after they have finished coloring.
About the Author
Author Cecilia Dartez has also written Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party, Jenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter, Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noel, and Jenny Giraffe’s Mardi Gras Ride, and has narrated the audiocassettes Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noel/Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party and Jenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter / Jenny Giraffe’s Mardi Gras Ride. Ms. Dartez is also the author of L Is for Louisiana, and she edited A Marmac Guide to New Orleans: Fourth Edition. All published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Joseph A. Arrigo has also lent his talents to Pelican’s Historic Natchez Homes Coloring Book, Steamboats on the River Coloring Book, The French Quarter and Other New Orleans Scenes, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenes.
THE LOUISIANA PLANTATION
By Cecilia Casrill Dartez
Illustrated by Joseph A. Arrigo
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2