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Louie the Layabout
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Louie the Layabout

Louie is the tallest person around, and fitting in isn’t easy. Everything he tries to do goes wrong. He believes he could do great things, but what could they be? Will Louie find his place in Pfeffernut County?

GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades K-2
Lexile Level470L
ATOS Level2.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #116556
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Carlee Hallman

"Louie is a tall boy, taller than his parents, and he does not fit in. He tries chopping down trees like his father and mining like his mother, but he is not good at these things. Although his father predicts that Louie will do “great things,” he becomes a layabout. Finally, he leaves his home near the woods and travels to the open prairie. There he is befriended by a farmer who finds work that Louie can do and do well because of his size. Louie does great things at last. The illustrations are digitally produced in pastel colors. Questions for discussion, fun facts, lists for further study, and a recipe for Pfeffernuesse cookies are included. This is part of the “Pfeffernut County” series. Children will be challenged to think by the questions about this boy who does not fit into his parents’ lifestyle." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008


Association of Educational Publishers

Finalists for AEP's 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Graphic Design USA

Inhouse Design Award by Graphic Design USA

April 1, 2008

Nicholas M Healy

Nicholas M Healy

Nick Healy is an author and editor in Mankato, Minnesota. He has written and edited several books for young readers, and in 2012 he published a collection of short stories for a general audience. The collection won the Many Voices Project prize in prose from New Rivers Press and received a Friends of American Writers literary prize.

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