Side 1 presents Clovis Crawfish and His Friends,
the now-classic book that launched this popular series. Clovis lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail-which strikes Clovis as a strange name, since frogs don’t even have tails. Bertile Butterfly is no help in explaining this mystery to Clovis. All she wants to do is flit about and eat flowers. And when inquisitive Clovis finally does discover the answer from Fernand Frog, he doesn't have much time to dwell on it. M’sieu Blue Jay is about to make a meal of his good friend Gaston Grasshopper!
On side 2’s adventure, Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur, the sky darkens and strange cold flakes begin to fall. Clovis hurries back to his mud house for shelter, only to find his new hummingbird friend Simeon Suce-Fleur suffering badly from the sudden icy weather. Clovis must rally his neighbors to save Simeon.
About the Narrator
Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children’s author of books on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago. In addition to the Clovis Crawfish Series, Fontenot wrote several other children’s books, including Mardi Gras in the Country and The Star Seed, both published by Pelican. Fontenot worked as a kindergarten teacher and, for thirty-five years, as a newspaperwoman. Her dedication to children and to her art earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. She died in 2003 at the age of ninety-three.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND HIS FRIENDS/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND SIMEON SUCE-FLEUR AUDIOCASSETTE
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
Total running time: 30 minutes