The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book

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Take a trip down the Mississippi River and enter the once-upon-a-time world of plantation life. Plantation homes line the banks of the Mississippi River 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. Some of the plantation homes featured in The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book include the San Francisco plantation home, one of the most elaborate plantations on the Mississippi; Houmas House, once the main house on a prosperous sugar plantation; and Nottoway, with its 64 rooms and 200 windows. 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.
ISBN: 9780882894737
Format: Saddle Stitched
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 29
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 11 (w) x 8.5 (h)
A former elementary-school teacher, Ms. Dartez is now a talented writer and gifted speaker, often entertaining and educating local schoolchildren with her colorful lectures on the history and culture of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. She is a popular storyteller for schools, libraries, and other organizations. She is also a guide for children's historical tours with the Hermann-Grima House, an original 1830s house-museum in the French Quarter. Aside from her book-writing, Mrs. Dartez is the author of a children's "Louisiana Lore" column in the monthly New Orleans and You, Kid magazine, published by the Good Fairies of Hullen Ridge. She also writes a newsletter for the Association for Gifted and Talented Students, and since 1987 she has acted as president of the Gifted and Talented Association of New Orleans, a program for gifted students in the New Orleans area.
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