Author Cecilia Casrill Dartez uses the alphabet to host a guided tour of the Pelican State’s many iconic images and symbols. Combining words and photographs, each page is another step in the colorful journey across the state. Dartez has selected some of the most interesting and popular items to emphasize here with an easy-to-read, alliterative text sure to draw the attention of young readers. She starts with “A stands for alligator and that absurd alligator smile” and runs past an “egret standing elegantly on an endless platform,” gumbo, king cake, steamboats, trawlers, and umbrellas, culminating in some zippy zydeco. This alphabetic guidebook will please Louisianans and visitors alike. Chosen as a Louisiana Purchase Celebration-approved title, L Is for Louisiana has also been selected as a Louisiana School Standard text.
About the Author
Cecilia Casrill Dartez holds a bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University. She completed her graduate studies in reading instruction and psychology at Tulane University and Princeton University. A certified elementary-school teacher in the state of Louisiana, Dartez worked as a teacher in New Orleans for many years. She is a popular presenter at schools, libraries, conventions, and other organizations, giving lively lectures on New Orleans and Louisiana. As a licensed New Orleans tour guide, she has led walking and riding tours throughout the city and at neighboring plantation homes.
Dartez’s other books include Jenny Giraffe’s Mardi Gras Ride, Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noël, Jenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter, Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party, and The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book, all published by Pelican. She has worked as a featured editor and writer for TravelHost magazine’s New Orleans edition and has contributed to various other regional publications.
L IS FOR LOUISIANA
By Cecilia Casrill Dartez
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
JUVENILE NONFCTION / Travel
32 pp. 8 x 8
27 color photos
Ages 0 - 5 Grades Pre-K-K
ISBN: 9781589800229 pb