Clovis Crawfish, whose adventures have delighted children since 1961, is back again. In this story, now in full color for the first time, the fascinating phenomenon of metamorphosis unfolds to delight young readers.
On the bayou, Bertile Butterfly has a baby, and Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly. It looks like a worm instead! As they watch the baby grow, they discover the growth stages of a caterpillar. The cocoon is blown off of a vine during a storm and is saved by the ingenious Clovis. The caterpillar finally emerges as Petit Papillon (the Little Butterfly).
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
Keith Graves is a freelance artist who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also is a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND PETIT PAPILLON
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Illustrated by Keith Graves
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pages 8 1/2 x 11
28 color illustrations Pronunciation guide
Song with music and French and English lyrics