Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this English/French bilingual audio track. Friendship is the underlying subject in the very first volume in the landmark Clovis Crawfish Series.
Clovis, a curious crawfish, always wants to know why and what things are. When the terrified Gaston Grasshopper takes cover from a swooping bird, Clovis risks his own life to save his friend.
It’s springtime in south Louisiana, or is it? Clovis Crawfish isn’t about to wait around to find out! He meets Simeon Suce-Fleur, a tiny hummingbird, and wise old Henri Hibou (Henry Owl), who warns Clovis that it is not yet spring. When tiny flakes of snow begin to fall, Clovis dashes back to the warmth of his mud hole. But when he arrives, he sees Simeon Suce-Fleur lying on the ground, shivering from the cold. Has he arrived in time to save the little hummingbird? What will Clovis do?
About the Narrators
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 has been honored with the CODOFIL Prize for French prose. She is a member of the Louisiana Folklore Society and the Philological Association of Louisiana. She has written articles for the Louisiana English Journal and the Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND HIS FRIENDS/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND SIMEON SUCE-FLEUR
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French
Running time: 46 minutes
File size: 58.3 Mb