Filled with stories inspired by the cajun atmosphere, this volume captures the humorous elements of life and successfully blends them with interesting and animated characters. Tommy Joe Breaux fondly recalls the stories his granpa told him and wanted a way to share them with others. By writing down these tales, he is saving part of his heritage as well as allowing readers to enjoy some cajun humor.
Returning characters include Elmo and Marie, Poo Poo and Stinky, and greedy Doc Duplichan in this compliation of funny stories. Divided into twelve chapters, each group highlights a different aspect of the cajun culture and people. Told in cajun speech, Breaux gives readers a glimpse of the Louisiana countryside while commemorating the stories he gleaned from his granpa.
About the Author
As a young boy, Tommy Joe Breaux learned many of these stories from his Granpa Gilbert. Breaux, who lives in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the author of Cajun Humor from the Heart and the narrator of the companion audiocassette as well as the Cajun Night Before Christmas/Gaston the Green-Nosed Alligator Audiocassette, all published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
Dominicus Maters is an artist and teacher who also lent his refreshingly down-to-earth drawings to Breaux’s first book. He lives in Gulfport, Mississippi.
CAJUN STORIES MY GRANPA TOLE ME
By Tommy Joe Breaux
Illustrated by Dominicus Maters
HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes
176 pp. 8 x 5¼
ISBN: 9781565544161 pb