The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book

The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book

by Cecilia Dartez, Joseph Arrigo
     
 

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882894737
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/1985
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
305,053
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet 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.

Joseph A. Arrigo, a New Orleans author and artist, has written and illustrated several books about the South. His ink drawings won numerous local and regional awards. He is the author of Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenes and The French Quarter and Other New Orleans Scenes, as well as the author and illustrator of Steamboats on the River Coloring Book, Historic Natchez Homes Coloring Book, and The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book, all published by Pelican. Arrigo passed away in April 2002.

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