It’s spring again in south Louisiana. The birds are chirping from their perches on the branches of the moss-covered oaks. The dragonflies are darting over the marsh, and Clovis Crawfish is watching over the bayou as M’sieu Blue Jay searches for a tasty acorn treat. It’s a lazy spring day in the bayou, until Lizette Lizard begs Clovis for his help in searching for her twin sister Lois.
Clovis quickly recruits the help of all his bayou friends, like Maurice the Mosquito Hawk and Siméon Suce-Fleur, to search for Lois before M’sieu Blue Jay finds her as a delicious meal!
Filled with Cajun French phrases and a helpful glossary at the end, Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister is a perfect way to learn about life in the Louisiana bayou and entertain young readers with an adventure through the honeysuckle vines, over Spanish moss, and into the heart of the bayou itself.
About the Authors
Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children’s author of books on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago. In addition to the Clovis Crawfish Series, Fontenot wrote several other children’s books, including Mardi Gras in the Country and The Star Seed, both published by Pelican. Fontenot worked as a kindergarten teacher and, for thirty-five years, as a newspaperwoman. Her dedication to children and to her art earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. She died in 2003 at the age of ninety-three.
Julie Fontenot Landry finished this book after her mother’s death in 2003. She earned a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education.
About the Illustrator
Julie Dupré Buckner is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, and began painting commissioned work at the age of fourteen. Her illustration portfolio includes three books in the Clovis Crawfish Series and numerous advertising illustrations.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE TWIN SISTER
By Mary Alice Fontenot and Julie Fontenot Landry
Illustrated by Julie Dupré Buckner
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Pronunciation guide. Song with music and French and English lyrics.