Everybody knows the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” What’s surprising is that the story was originally set in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Goldilocks was known as Jolie Blonde, and the bears were actually a family of Héberts! Apparently, the Cajun story became Americanized over time.
Children will enjoy discovering the uniquely Cajun spins on the classic story. For example, Cajuns simply do not eat porridge-whatever that may be. They do eat gumbo, and Mama Hébert just happens to make the best on the bayou. Now, when children are finished reading the story and finding all of the differences, they can prepare this delicious dish with the simple recipe, which is included.
About the Author
Sheila Hébert Collins is listed on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller and often appears in schools throughout the state. She also has written Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella and Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, both published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
The lush surroundings of his south Louisiana home and studio often influence the work of award-winning illustrator Patrick Soper. In addition to Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, he has illustrated Cajun Folktales, Contes Populaires Cadiens, Mardi Gras in the Country, and A Christmas Dictionary, all published by Pelican.
JOLIE BLONDE AND THE THREE HÉBERTS
A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale
By Sheila Hébert Collins
Illustrated by Patrick Soper
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations Glossary Recipe