Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this bilingual audio. Tracks include French and English translations. A big bétail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland and the bayou critters are fearful. The big bétail is Andrew Armadillo. A huge creature with a hard shell, Andrew at first frightens our bayou friends. Can Clovis help them to overcome their fears?
A group of bayou animals hurries to see the baby blue jay that has fallen from his nest during a storm. Some of them, like Christophe Cricket and Gaston Grasshopper, feel the bird should be left alone as it could later pose a threat to them. Yet Clovis knows that the orphaned bird needs their help badly, and they cannot let it die. Soon all the bayou friends are working together to feed and take care of Zo-Zo.
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. Landry, the daughter of Mary Alice Fontenot, has written articles for the Louisiana English Journal and the Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE BIG BÉTAIL/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE ORPHAN ZO-ZO
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French Running time: 48 minutes
File size: 61.5 Mb
ISBN: 9781589808133 MP3