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Meely LaBauve by Ken Wells
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Meely LaBauve by Ken Wells
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Aug 14, 2001 | ISBN 9780375758164

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Praise

"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

Awards

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER

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