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Arturo and his grandmother return in this charming bilingual sequel.
It’s time to decorate the árbol de Navidad with Arturo and his grandmother, Abue Rosa, in this bilingual Christmas story. Children will learn Spanish vocabulary as well as the lessons of responsibility and forgiveness. Grandparents and parents alike will take pleasure in imparting this message about the importance of intergenerational relationships and family memories. Abue Rosa shares with Arturo the family story surrounding each ornament as it is hung. But what happens when Arturo plays with—and breaks—a glass bird? Journey through Arturo’s family history to find out in this unique and touching holiday tale.
Swept away by a hurricane shortly after his birth, Boudreaux the mosquito has one biting question that needs to be answered: what are mosquitos supposed to eat? Across the swamps of Louisiana he goes, determined to find a breakfast fit for a pest. Unfortunately for Boudreaux, not a single animal is able to help: The alligator tells him to ask the wolf, who tells him to ask the bear, who tells him to ask the wild hog. Before he knows it, Boudreaux has exhausted his wings buzzing from one ear to the next, and he’s still no closer to finding his first meal! He finally receives a very intriguing answer . . . but what will become of Boudreaux when he tests this theory?
One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Grab your pot and filé and get ready for a delicious Cajun read with your little one. Cay Gibson has adapted a classic trickster tale to tell the story of young boy who lives with his Mama and Papa along the Atchafalaya Basin. When ’Ti Beau goes for a walk while wearing his fancy new clothes from the Mardi Gras festival, he attracts the attention of the swamp’s alligators, who threaten to sauté him and turn him into sauce piquante!
When fisherman Paul catches a talking fish, it promises to grant him a wish if he lets it go. Eventually everyone learns that you must be careful what you wish for if you want to hang on to what’s really important.
A classic tale meets Southern spice!
A tale of trickery and greed, pirogues and buried treasure, will o’ the wisps and dancing light—The Fifolet tells of a fire sprite who exists all over the globe. But nowhere does the sprite burn as bright as in the black swamps of Cajun bayou. Legend says if you see a fifolet, a blue flame of light, you may just disappear. Where do you go? Nobody knows—nobody except maybe Jean Paul Pierre.
Gaston® is a curious gator whose adventures have entertained generations of children and their parents. From Mardi Gras to the rodeo and even to the Kentucky Derby he will go—if only to discover what sorts of unusual things he can find there. So when the circus sets up tent next to his shady swamp, he has to investigate. What he finds beneath the flaps of that striped tent are marvelous doings by man and beast! Elephants, acrobats, tigers, lions, and tightrope walkers, too! Gaston® thinks it is too good to be true, and so he asks if he, too, can join the circus.
In this twisted retelling, Hercules ends up in the swamplands of Louisiana growing up in the home of Claude and Claudette. Stirring together myth, Cajun culture, and Louisiana legends, award-winning children’s educator Connie Collins Morgan presents a fresh tale sure to captivate. She transforms the twelve labors of Hercules into four mini pourquoi tales brimming with elements unique to Louisiana culture.
This incisive coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina and its severe devastation to US soil. A compelling tale of growth and independence, this debut novel brings a fresh, evocative voice to the stage: Hollis Williams, whose resilience, strength of character, and personal growth are powerfully portrayed by the author’s authentic narrative. This book will last for generations, giving voice to every young reader struggling to find his or her place in the world.
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“No, mon ami!” You can’t catch me! I’m the King Cake Baby!” So brags a little Mardi Gras trickster in this lively New Orleans adaptation of The Gingerbread Man. The runaway king cake baby escapes an old Creole couple, a praline lady, and a waiter at Café du Monde, but he can’t outsmart the clever baker! After all, who knows better than a baker that a king cake baby belongs inside of a king cake?
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