This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Louisiana through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Louisiana as Frenchy, the brown pelican gathers up a Mardi Gras krewe to build a parade float. Along the way Frenchy meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Louisiana a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars & photos about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Louisiana with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Louisiana in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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