This is a wonderful tale about a girl called Louisiana, her Granny and a journey of no return. There is a family curse and this means Granny and Louisiana must leave only Granny doesn't really say anything so Louisiana isn't quite sure what to make of this sudden fleeing into the night. The book is about the journey they make across states and the scrapes and adventures they have along the way. I really enjoyed reading this book as did my then 8 year old.
About the Book
But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from 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 the small Georgia town in which they find themselves - 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 goodbyes. (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 humour and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.