Heather Stanley



Heather Stanley is a New Orleans illustrator and graphic designer whose love of animals and nature stems from a lifetime of exploring the natural world. She has a bachelor of fine arts in advertising and design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master of fine arts in illustration and design from Radford University in Virginia. Heather is currently the Director of Creative Services at Audubon Nature Institute managing an innovative team for both graphic and website design.




11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
North Fourth Street, The Wetland Express
Petit Pierre Donation Ceremony

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Book Signing


Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

Johnette Downing stays true to her Louisiana roots in her newest book, featuring a young pelican searching for his proper home. As Petit Pierre journeys across the wetlands, he asks each creature where he should live. He accumulates gifts from them until he realizes the wetlands are home to all his friends and, just maybe, to Pierre as well!

Within the luscious illustrations are facts about the denizens of the wetlands and how each reader can make a difference in preserving and protecting the wetlands for generations to come. Proceeds from this book, created in partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Pelicans, fund wetland education programs.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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