Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this bilingual romp, including French and English translations. The skunk Batiste Bête Puante doesn’t mean to offend his friends, but the awful smell he gives off is actually one of his defenses. At first, the little wetland creatures make fun of him. But Clovis comes to the aid of this misunderstood skunk. In this tale of a smelly tail, children learn about the heritage of the Cajuns and the importance of respecting the unusual abilities of others.
It is late summer on the bayou, and the friends are sad because soon summer will be gone. Bertile Butterfly must fly south for the winter with the other monarch butterflies and cannot stay in the bayou much longer. To wish Bertile bon voyage, Clovis throws a going-away party, complete with music and entertainment.
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 BATISTE BÊTE PUANTE/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND BERTILE’S BON VOYAGE
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
Translation narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French
Running Time: 46 minutes
File size: 54.4 Mb
ISBN: 9781589808171 MP3