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Ancient Mounds of Watson Brake, Moore

by Elizabeth Moore Hardcover
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  • AuthorElizabeth Moore
  • ISBN101589806565
  • ISBN139781589806566
  • PublisherPelican Publishing
  • Year Published2010
  • Grade LevelK - 3
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)

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[Front Flap] "Watson Brake is a special place in Louisiana history. . . . The efforts of Reca Jones to document and understand the mounds make an exciting story." -Dr. Charles "Chip" McGimsey, Louisiana state archaeologist "This is a story that every child wishes their grandmother had taught them about the past." -Joe Saunders, regional archaeologist of northeast Louisiana Older than the pyramids of Egypt and enclosing an area the size of three football fields, the ancient mounds of Watson Brake evoke a sense of mystery and wonder. The origins of these earthworks, located near West Monroe, Louisiana, remain buried in secrecy, but amateur archaeologist Reca Jones digs for the truth. In this children's book, Reca recalls her discovery of Watson Brake. Educating her grandchildren about the archaeological site, she teaches them about artifacts found at the mounds, such as spear points, fishhooks, and animal bones. Each relic, she explains, is a piece of the unsolved puzzle as to how the people of the land lived. After a visit to the mounds, Reca encourages her grandchildren to one day help solve the mystery. Although scientists continue to speculate about the origins of the earthworks, Ancient Mounds of Watson Brake presents clues that may allow children to draw their own conclusions. A brief biography of Reca Jones and her work is included in this educational picture book. [Back Flap] Both Elizabeth Moore and Alice Couvillon graduated from Newcomb College. Couvillon later earned a master of arts in teaching from Tulane University and has been teaching since 1979. Collaborating on several books, Couvillon and Moore, who writes for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, also authored Pelican's Mimi's First Mardi Gras, Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras, Louisiana Indian Tales, and Evangeline for Children. They reside in Covington, Louisiana. Award-winning illustrator Rick Anderson conducts such workshops as "The Positive Role the Arts Play in No Child Left Behind" and "Arts

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