"Vivid paintings illustrate this story. The story, . . . the notion of a lifetime of unrequited love, may seem old-fashioned, but perhaps romance never truly goes out of style." --Children’s Literature
In the shadow of enemy British ships, Evangeline and Gabriel invite all the Acadian villagers to come dance and celebrate young love at the couple’s engagement party. Instead of wedding toasts, the British shout out a proclamation saying, "Because you refused to honor your new ruler, the King of England, His Majesty commands that all of your possessions be taken from you and that you be sent far away to distant lands."
Shouting soldiers rip children from their mothers’ arms, and Gabriel and Evangeline are pushed onto separate ships. Evangeline spends years searching and praying for a safe reunion with her one true love, Gabriel. She follows Indian guides and smoke trails only to find she has again missed Gabriel by a few days. "And while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died." Read Evangeline for Children to see how these Acadian souls are finally united as one.
About the Authors and Illustrator
Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore are both Louisiana natives who reside in Covington and graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Together they wrote the Pelican titles Mimi’s First Mardi Gras, Mimi and Jean-Paul’s Cajun Mardi Gras, and Louisiana Indian Tales.
Alison Davis Lyne is a freelance illustrator who lives and works on a small farm in south-central Kentucky. She has done spot illustrations, magazine covers, greeting cards, traditional portraits, portraits in the style of medieval icons and also paints for the fine-art market. Her love of historical illustration comes from wanting to "see" history as a child.
EVANGELINE FOR CHILDREN
JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
By Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore
Illustrated by Alison Davis Lyne
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations