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“This picture book romp in the Louisiana swamps is one exhilarating outing.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“. . . captures the joie de vivre of Cajun Louisiana perfectly.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
All Feliciana Feydra Leroux wants to do is partake in a time-worn Cajun tradition, but her otherwise lenient and generous Grampa won’t allow her to participate in “halligator huntin’!”
The adventure begins when Feliciana refuses to be left behind while all the menfolk pack up the truck and head out for the hunt. Treading alone in the dark swamp armed with only a flashlight and her wooden pecan tree doll, Feliciana finds herself suddenly responsible for Grampa’s rescue from the jaws of a gator!
This Louisiana tall-tale includes a whimsical recipe for perfecting your own Cajun accent, a glossary of Cajun terms, and delightfully energetic illustrations that capture the gutsy cleverness and joi de vivre of the li’l Cajun girl Feliciana Feydra Leroux.
About the Author
Tynia Thomassie, a Louisiana native, teaches middle school in New Jersey where she lives with her husband, jazz guitarist Dave Stryker, and their two sons.
About the Illustrator
Cat Bowman Smith, a fine arts graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the mother of four children, also illustrated Joshua the Giant Frog.
FELICIANA FEYDRA LEROUX:
A Cajun Tall Tale
By Tynia Thomassie
Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles
32 pp. 8.5x8.5
30 color illus. Cajun glossary
Ages 3-8 Grades Pre-K- 3
ISBN: 9781455623815 pb