From Clotilde the crafty Cajun caiman to Pierre le petit pelican, this Cajun alphabet offers readers a creative and thorough introduction to the unique Southern language of the Acadians. Cartoon animals and voodoo kings pop off the pages as they invite readers to explore Cajun recipes, a fais do-do,
and a Mardi Gras extravaganza—all in alphabetical order, of course. Using an alliterative style, this collection illustrates the richly diverse Acadian culture and cuisine and preserves the Cajun language and lifestyle.
With a large French influence and a few spicy hints of Spanish, English, and Native American dialects, the Cajun language features words—such as etouffee, fromage, and gumbo—that roll off the tongue as easily as they slide across the taste buds. Providing detailed color artistry and an in-depth glossary, Lettres Acadiennes promises an entertaining and educational peek at Louisiana’s unique Cajun heritage.
About the Author
Don Goodrum teaches theatre at South Walton High School in Santa Rose Beach, Florida. He grew up in Clinton, Mississippi, and holds a BSED in speech and theatre from Mississippi College. With years of experience as a comic-book artist, he is able to create visually exciting arrays of characters and scenes to depict Cajun life. Goodrum’s passion for theatre drew him to act in, direct, and write plays for area stage productions and short films. Carpal tunnel prohibits him from drawing as much as he would like, so he writes in order to tell his stories. He currently lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
A Cajun ABC
Written and Illustrated by Don Goodrum
JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General
JUVENILE FICTION / CONCEPTS / Alphabets
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
28 color Illus. Glossary
ISBN: 9780882898995 hc