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“You been so bad today, d’Loup Garou’s gonna come looking fo’ you.”
—Feliciana Meets D’Loup Garou
According to legend, d’Loup Garou (pronounced loo-guh-ROO) is a Cajun werewolf that dwells in the Louisiana swamps and howls at the full moon. His favorite meal is a badly behaved child—and Feliciana’s been in a snit all day.
When she cuts off her pigtail, that’s the last straw. She’s banned from attending the fais do-do with her family that evening, and left at home with her brother Ti-Jacques. After dark, she thinks she hears the legendary swamp monster d’Loup Garou . . . or is her brother playing tricks on her?
Feliciana’s sassiness and self-confidence make her an appealing heroine in this cautionary tall tale. Its use of authentic Cajun dialect inspires a hilariously fun read-aloud experience.
About the Author
Born in 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tynia Thomassie spent much of her childhood with her Cajun French Grampa Clarence. She now lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with her husband, jazz guitarist Dave Stryker, and two sons. She is the author of several children’s books, including Feliciana Feydra LeRoux, available from Pelican.
About the Illustrator
Cat Bowman Smith’s critically acclaimed artwork adorns more than forty books, including Joshua the Giant Frog and Feliciana Feydra LeRoux, both available from Pelican.
FELICIANA MEETS D’LOUP GAROU
A Cajun Tall Tale
By Tynia Thomassie
Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
32 pp. 9 x 9
28 color illus. Cajun glossary
1st Pelican ed.