Acclaimed children’s book author Johnette Downing once again pays homage to the cultural legacy of the Pelican State. Based on a song by the same name, Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South
presents a lyrical and visual tribute to the many iconic images, songs, and symbols of Louisiana. From the stately brown pelican to the impressive black bear down to the swimming sac-au-lait
and the vocal green tree frog, this commemorate picture book serves to introduce children to the many interesting and unique facts of their home state.
Vibrant, flowing illustrations depict this Southern state as it truly is, brimming with foliage, color, and life. A timeline beginning with Louisiana’s statehood in 1812 to the designation of the fleur-de-lis as the state symbol in 2008 accompanies the text, providing additional facts about the many figures represented in the book.
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po’ Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Julia Marshall is a graphic designer and illustrator with skills in typography, textile design, video editing, and photo retouching. She received a degree in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She has illustrated three children’s books, and her artwork has appeared in nola baby & family magazine and Charleston Magazine. She lives with her husband, Dylan, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
LOUISIANA, THE JEWEL OF THE DEEP SOUTH
By Johnette Downing
Illustrated by Julia Marshall
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 & Grades K-3
ISBN: 97814556 20968