As the sun is setting on the bayou, a new friend makes her way to Clovis’s mud house. Silvie Sulphur (a member of the butterfly family) is looking for a new home. She encounters a warm welcome among Clovis and his friends and soon finds the perfect dwelling.
But a sudden storm threatens Silvie’s safety—her wings are very delicate—and destroys Clovis’s home. But the bayou buddies band together to solve both problems. With songs and simple French phrases, this latest addition to the Clovis Crawfish series will once again delight fans as Clovis and company survive another adventure in the Louisiana wetlands.
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
Julie Dupré Buckner received her BFA in graphic design from Louisiana Tech University. She is a member of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild and has won Addy awards for her design and illustration work. She currently lives in Plaquemine, Louisiana, with her husband and three children.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND SILVIE SULPHUR
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Illustrated by Julie Dupré Buckner
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
Pronunciation guide Song with music and French and English lyrics
ISBN: 9781565548640 hc