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Ken Wells

Ken Wells is a senior writer and features editor for page one of The Wall Street Journal. In 1982, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for The Miami Herald. He lives with his family outside Manhattan.

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Junior's Leg
Written by Ken Wells
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2002
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-76032-7 (0-375-76032-6)

Fifteen years after he tormented fellow students at Catahoula Bayou School, Junior Guidry is broke, drunk, one-legged, and living in a wreck of a trailer on the edge of a snake-infested swamp. He's survived an oil-rig accident that would've killed most men but, with the help of a good lawyer, made... Read more






Logan's Storm
Written by Ken Wells
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$19.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76067-9 (0-375-76067-9)

The capstone of Ken Wells’s acclaimed Catahoula Bayou trilogy, Logan’s Storm tracks the epic journey of Logan LaBauve as he flees corrupt cops while trying to lead Chilly Cox—the teenager whose “crime” was rescuing Logan’s son, Meely, from a racist bully—to safety. But dodging two-footed predators deep in the Cajun backwaters... Read more






Meely LaBauve
Written by Ken Wells
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75816-4 (0-375-75816-X)

Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch... Read more






Rascal: A Dog and His Boy
Written by Ken Wells, Illustrated by Christian Slade
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86651-7 (0-375-86651-5)

Rascal may be the happiest beagle ever to live. He used to live on Voclain’s Farm, with its whole jambalaya of dogs, but now he lives with his very own boy, Meely. Together they explore the Louisiana bayou, bunny chasin’, coon and squirrel huntin’, and crawfishin’. But when Meely gets stuck... Read more





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