Clovis Crawfish and his friends discover two new adventures in these English/French bilingual stories. Clovis and the gang help the Cigales twins, Chicot and Coteau, stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious M’sieu Blue Jay.
Bertile Butterfly has a baby, and Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly. It looks like a worm instead! As they watch the baby grow, they discover the growth stages of a caterpillar. The cocoon is blown off a vine during a storm and is saved by the ingenious Clovis. The caterpillar finally emerges as Petit Papillon (the Little Butterfly).
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 THE SINGING CIGALES/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND PETIT PAPILLON
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION/ Animals / General
In English and French
Running time: 51 minutes
File size: 66.2 Mb