Louie is a buoy in the Bay of St. Louis. Louie had a happy life in the Bay, remaining firmly in position and proudly guiding the variety of boats that passed him every day. This is the story of Louie's trials, tribulations and ultimate triumph on the fateful day when Hurricane Camille tore Louie from his post and devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Allain C. Andry, III is an attorney and former banking executive in New Orleans. He and his wife, Judy, spent as much time as possible for fifty years with their children and grandchildren at their home on the Bay of St. Louis in Pass Christian, Mississippi, before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He is a humorous and gifted storyteller whose stories have entertained family and friends for generations. Andry is also the author of LOUIE THE BUOY: A Hurricane Story, the first of his trilogy of stories set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. LOUIE THE BUOY won the 2009 Writers Digest International Gold Medal Award for the best Children's Picture Book. Tazewell S. Morton, III, who illustrated LOUIE, is also the only artist in the world to have a flag that he designed planted on the moon. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned a score for LOUIE THE BUOY, which premiered on February 21, 2016 in New Orleans.