Bon Dieu! In this Cajun take on a Brothers Grimm classic, can you ever have too much of a good thing? When fisherman Paul catches a talking fish, it promises to grant him a wish if he lets it go. As proof, the supernatural sac-à-lait piles crawfish into his boat. Paul returns home with his reward. It seems his wife is just not satisfied! She dreams up progressively outlandish demands each time he returns home. Eventually everyone learns that you must be careful what you wish for if you want to hang on to what’s really important.
In this third collaboration between author Connie Collins Morgan and illustrator Herb Leonhard, the wonderfully woven tale is brought to life with moody and expressive images with a Louisiana flair. Readers of all ages will delight in this soon-to-be classic Cajun tale!
About the Author
Connie Collins Morgan grew up minutes away from the bayous of Lafayette Parish. She holds a BA in elementary education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an MFA in children’s literature from Hollins University. Morgan makes her home in Middletown, MD.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard received a BFA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is the illustrator of several other Pelican books, including the Parent’s Choice silver medal winner The Hiding Game. Leonhard lives with his wife and son in Prosser, WA.
The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife
Written by Connie Collins Morgan
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard
32 pp. 8 x 10
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
Age & grade: 3-8 & Pre-K-3
Reading ease: 92.5 Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 2.4