Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this English/French bilingual audio track. Michelle Mantis, an ugly old insect with an enormous appetite, visits the swamp home of Clovis and his friends. Her voracious appetite alarms them, for Michelle eats and eats until she can scarcely move. But when she tumbles into the mud, Clovis must rally the other swamp creatures to help.
Etienne Escargot makes his way through the bayou country. Before reaching Clovis’s home, Etienne releases his eggs, forming a pile of tiny pearly shells. Suddenly the rain begins to fall, trapping Etienne and the eggs. Clovis and his bayou friends enlist the carving talent of a friendly woodpecker. Constructing a pirogue out of a cypress tree limb, they guide the group to safety.
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 MICHELLE MANTIS/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND ETIENNE ESCARGOT AUDIO DOWNLOAD
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French
Running time: 47 minutes
File size: 63.4 Mb