Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this English/French bilingual download. Bidon Box Turtle has only one problem. He is a Mississippi land turtle who wants to cross the bayou and not get his hat wet. As is usually the case, Clovis and friends come to the rescue, providing Bidon with a cypress boat to get to the other side and wishing him “reviens!
” (“Come back soon!”)
“Kuk-kuk-kwak-kuk-kwak-kuk!” What could possibly make a sound like that in the Louisiana bayou? Whatever it is, it wakes up Clovis Crawfish from a long nap. Whatever it is, it frightens his friends, Christophe Cricket, Lizette Lizard, and René Rain Frog.
About the Narrators
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.
Julie Fontenot Landry has been honored with the CODOFIL Prize for French prose. She is a member of the Louisiana Folklore Society and the Philological Association of Louisiana. She has written articles for the Louisiana English Journal and the Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND BIDON BOX TURTLE/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND PAILLASSE POULE D’EAU
Written and narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French
Running time: 41 minutes
File size: 58 Mb
ISBN: 9781589808164 MP3