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50. Louie! (Philomel, 2009)
Will Hillenbrand (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Louie the pig loves to draw but it gets him thrown out of every school he attends, so he goes to live with his aunt and uncle who help him realize he has a wonderful talent. Loosely based on the life of Ludwig Bemelmans.

“… Hillenbrand’s gloriously colored, superbly executed illustrations- collages, fingerpaintings, gouache, inks, pencils- magnetically draw readers from page to page.”

School Library Journal

“Beyond being a very entertaining introduction to the life of Ludwig Bemelmans, Louie! is an exceptional picture book in which Will Hillenbrand has incorporated a variety of media to great effect.”

Richie Partington, children’s literature specialist

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