Combine classic Mother Goose with a South Louisiana Acadian setting and the artistry of renowned Cajun humorist Justin Wilson, and the result is a captivating book that will delight children and adults of all ages.
For this book, American’s foremost interpreter of things Cajun has chosen five familiar stories and 19 favorite nursery rhymes. By applying his inimitable bayou-country style, Wilson has produces what will undoubtedly become a modern classic.
“Goldilocks and the Three Crawfish,” “The Three Little Couchons,” “Petite Rouge Riding Hood,” “Three Blind Possums”, and “Jacques and Jill” are just a few of the recognizable tales and rhymes that receive the Wilson touch in these pages.
About the Authors
Affectionately known as “Joos-tain” by his Cajun friends, Wilson is one of American’s busiest after-dinner speakers. For more than three decades he has entertained audiences across the country with his humorous but admiring look at the Cajun people and their culture. A well-known gourmet cook and host of a syndicated cooking show on educational television (“Justin Wilson’s Louisiana Cookin”), the multitalented Wilson has written four cookbooks—The Justin Wilson Cook Book, The Justin Wilson #2 Cookbook: Cookin’ Cajun, The Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook, Justin Wilson’s Outdoor Cooking With Inside Help, all which have sold multiple printings. He is also coauthor, with Howard Jacobs, of Justin Wilson’s Cajun Humor.
Coauthor Jay Hadley is from Baton Rouge.
About the Illustrator
Errol Troxclair is from White Castle, in Louisiana’s Cajun country.
JUSTIN WILSON’S CAJUN FABLES
Written by Justin Wilson with Jay Hadley
Illustrated by Errol Troxclair
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Color and b/w illustrations