Reca Jones discovered the oldest earthworks in the Western Hemisphere near her home near Monroe, Louisiana. In these eleven mounds at Watson Brake, she found round beads and fire-cracked rocks. This fictional picture book follows two children as they learn about this real-life discovery from Reca herself.
Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore are both Louisiana natives who reside in Covington and graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Together they wrote the Pelican titles Mimi s First Mardi Gras, Mimi and Jean-Paul s Cajun Mardi Gras, and Louisiana Indian Tales. Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore are both Louisiana natives who reside in Covington and graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Award-winning illustrator Rick Anderson is also the illustrator of Pelican's Racecar Driver's Night Before Christmas and Christmas Stories from the South's Best Writers. He frequently speaks at children's book festivals and conducts such workshops as "The Positive Role the Arts Play in No Child Left Behind." After receiving a degree in art education from Delta State University, Anderson taught the subject for twenty-five years. He resides in Clinton, Mississippi.