CENDRILLON: A Cajun Cinderella
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and vibrant narration. As lagniappe
(something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the story. As in Cinderella,
Cendrillon is pestered by la belle-mère
(her stepmother) and les belles-soeurs
(her stepsisters) but is helped by the bayou creatures who are ses bon amis
(her good friends) and by la marraine
(her fairy godmother). While the essence of the original story remains, the influence of New Orleans is evident throughout.
PETITE ROUGE: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale
Take Little Red Riding Hood and drop her in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, and she magically transforms into Petite Rouge! Will Petite Rouge safely deliver her étouffée to Grandmère? Will Grandmère get well? Will the gator taille-taille (monster) eat them both? As children discover the answers to these questions, they will also learn numerous Cajun words along the way.
About the Author/Narrator
Sheila Hébert-Collins, who lives in Naples, Florida, based much of her interpretation of her romantic fairy tales on her Acadian background. Her efforts have placed her on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller. She also is the author of Jacques et la Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk, Jolie Blonde and the Three Héberts: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, Les Trois Cochons (The Three Little Pigs), ’T Pousette et ’T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, and Blanchette et les Sept Petits Cajuns: A Cajun Snow White, all published by Pelican.
CENDRILLON/PETITE ROUGE CD
Narrated by Sheila Hébert-Collins
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Total running time: 24 minutes
ISBN: 9781589804487 CD