Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo audiobook

Louisiana’s Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo
Read by Cassandra Morris

Listening Library (Audio) 9780763694630

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780525633938

  • ISBN: 9780525633938

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Middle-Grade Fiction

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny and hugely likable Louisiana has a marvelous way with words and a spirit that will not rest until she finds her way home, wherever that may be.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Almost effortlessly, DiCamillo explores some of the biggest, most important questions of life — What is home? What is family? Who decides what kind of person we get to be? — in this deceivingly simple and profoundly moving novel.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Though her life has been filled with hardship and uncertainty…she continues to operate with a sense of wonder and practical optimism (the pages shine with it)." New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English