Imagine how shocked the evil voodoo queen is to hear “Black as nuit her hair does flow, lips très rouge, and skin like snow. Blanchette is the fairest I know, as far as the bayous flow.” So begins this Cajun retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Children will love following poor Blanchette’s adventures through the Honey Island Swamp. And the whole family will enjoy the recipe for delicious jambalaya, just like Blanchette prepares for the seven little Cajuns!
About the Author
Sheila Hébert-Collins, a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, has a passion for children’s literature and enormous pride in her Cajun heritage. She is listed on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller and often makes appearances in schools throughout the state. Her other books are ’T Pousette et ’T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, Jolie Blonde and the Three Héberts: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, Les Trois Cochons, and Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, all published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
Award-winning artist Patrick Soper draws inspiration from the lively culture of his hometown, Lafayette, Louisiana. This is his fifth collaboration with Ms. Hébert-Collins. He has also illustrated ’T Pousette et ’T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, Cajun Folktales, Contes Populaires Cadiens, Mardi Gras in the Country, and A Christmas Dictionary, all published by Pelican.
BLANCHETTE ET LES SEPT PETITS CAJUNS
A Cajun Snow White
By Sheila Hébert-Collins
Illustrated by Patrick Soper
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations Recipe
ISBN: 9781565549128 hc