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Meely Labauve - Ken Wells

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Published: 1st August 2001
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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

"Do yourself a favor and become acquainted with Emile LaBauve... a cross between Huck Finn & Oliver Twist, with south Louisiana accent and a backwoods attitude... There's a major talent at work here." --The Denver Post "[A] short and expert first novel... not only funny but infused with Wells's deep love of Cajun patois." --The New York Times Book Review

"[An] endearing debut" --The Washington Post Book World

"Wells makes a lively fiction debut with this affectionate slice of Louisiana bayou life... Meely's Cajun-spiced charisma never flags." --Entertainment Weekly

"[Meely is] a cross between Huck Finn and Oliver Twist, which a South Louisiana accent and a backwoods attitude....There's a major talent at work here." --Booklist

"Often laugh-out-loud funny [but] Wells has carved a sincere and courageous portrait of a boy becoming a man." --Bookpage

ISBN: 9780375758164
ISBN-10: 037575816X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1