“You can’t catch us—we’re buttermilk and cayenne!”
In a spicy and sweet sequel to her best-selling book, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, author Dianne de Las Casas brings to life a new friend for the Cornbread Boy—the sticky sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Girl. With her pecan eyes, blueberry nose, candied orange mouth, and a swirl of strawberry perserves for hair, she looks sweet enough to eat! When the two of them run off together to avoid being eaten their adventures echo the classic Southern tale. All’s well that ends well with lots of little Cajun Buttermilk Drops and a recipe to bake up a batch for hungry readers! Illustrator Marita Gentry reprises her charming illustrations for this delightful leap into another adapted folktale.
About the Author
Acclaimed author and award-winning storyteller Dianne de Las Casas speaks in classrooms and at libraries, festivals, and educational conferences across the country preaching the use of storytelling in the classroom.
About the Illustrator
Marita Gentry runs Studio Marita in southern Louisiana. Her vivid illustrations have earned her numerous awards. An accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs across the state.
The Cajun Cornbread Boy and the Buttermilk Biscuit Girl
Written by Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 31 illus. Recipe Glossary
8.5 x 11 Hardcover
Age & grade: 5-8 & Pre-K-3
Reading ease: 77.2 Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 5.4