Clovis and his friends 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. Children will learn ecology as well as French in this adventure.
About the Author
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.
About the Illustrator
Eric Vincent, artist and resident of Louisiana, has captured the essence of the charming bayou creatures in a style that complements the whimisical text. He is also the illustrator of Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo.
Also available on audiocassette:
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET LES CIGALES QUI CHANTENT
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Translated by Julie Fontenot Landry
Illustrated by Eric Vincent
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Color and b/w illustrations
Pronunciation guide Song with music and French and English lyrics