Take a trip down the Mississippi River and enter the once-upon-a-time world of plantation life. Plantation homes line the banks of the Mississippi River from St. Francisville to New Orleans. Dating back to the 1700s, these elegant mansions have formal ballrooms, delicate chandeliers, and large, open porches that overlook landscaped gardens. The simple, delightful drawings are easy to color, inviting participation by even pre-school children. Written to appeal to younger and older children alike, the text that accompanies each drawing tells interesting anecdotes and a little history of the antebellum homes featured. Imaginations will be sparked by descriptions of the homes, furnishings, and special rooms that once housed rocking horses and charming china dolls. Some of the plantation homes featured in The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book include the San Francisco plantation home, one of the most elaborate plantations on the Mississippi; Houmas House, once the main house on a prosperous sugar plantation; and Nottoway, with its 64 rooms and 200 windows. A map shows each plantation's location along the Mississippi from New Orleans to St. Francisville. Construction dates are given for each plantation home featured. The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book opens up the leisurely, romantic world of times past and will continue to delight children even after they have finished coloring.