Meely LaBauve

Meely LaBauve

A Novel

Book - 2000
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Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch to an adventurous paddle through wild and timeless places little explored, Ken Wells has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book--rich, poignant, and often hilarious.

* An American Library Association/YALSA best book of the year
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2000.
ISBN: 9780375758164
037575816X
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Wel
Characteristics: viii, 248 p. ; 21 cm.

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