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In this story of courage and friendship, set on the Louisiana bayou, Clovis Crawfish and his friends teach children how to put aside their fears and assist others, while also teaching them a bit of Cajun French.
Clovis Crawfish and all his friends return in a new bayou tale. Charlotte Cheval, an ugly old insect with an enormous appetite, visits the swamp home of Clovis and his friends. Etienne Escargot makes his way through the bayou country to live with Clovis and the bayou friends. Before reaching Clovis’ home, Etienne releases his eggs, forming a pile of tiny pearly shells. Audiocassette.
Clovis Crawfish and his pals return in another adventure on the Louisiana bayou. Clovis Ecrevisse et l’Araignée Qui File presents Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider in French with Cajun dialogue. In this volume of the series, Simone Spider threatens the peaceful region by building her silver web right by Clovis’s mud house. The bayou friends watch helplessly as Simone puts the finishing touches on her sticky web.
In the adventure of Clovis Ecrevisse et le Crapaud Curieux, or Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud, nature plays its mysterious games and Clovis and his friends learn to appreciate it and each other a little better. Corinne Crapaud is Frenand Frog’s shy cousin. She can only say a few words, and they’re all question words. “Qui?” (Who?), “Quoi?” (What?), and “Pourquoi?” (Why?) are three of her favorites. Audiocassette.
As the group of bayou animals hurry to see the baby blue jay who has fallen from his nest during a storm, everyone wonders what to do next in Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo.
When a big bétail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland on a gloomy day, the bayou critters are fearful. The big bétail is Andrew Armadillo from Texas. A huge creature with a hard shell, cowboy boots, and thick-lensed spectacles, Andrew at first frightens our bayou friends with his strange accent and booming voice.
Clovis and his friends help the Cigales twins, Chicot and Coteau, stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious M’sieu Blue Jay. Children will learn ecology as well as French in this adventure.
Two stories of Clovis Crawfish! In French!
And on Side Two, Bertile Butterfly has a baby. Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly, but a worm instead. As they watch the baby grow, they discover the stages that a caterpillar goes through. The cocoon is blown off a vine during a storm and is saved by the ingenious Clovis. The caterpillar finally emerges as Petit Papillon (the Little Butterfly).
In this adventure, written in standard French with Cajun dialogue, Clovis Crawfish and company make a new friend in Paillasse Poule d’Eau. The bayou creatures enjoy learning all about their new friend. Two of the first things they find out is that his name, Paillasse, means “clown” in French, while Poule d’Eau means “water chicken.”
In every story in this classic series, Clovis and his friends teach a lesson while also revealing a glimpse of life on the Louisiana bayou. Each book, written by Mary Alice Fontenot, has a pronunciation guide and a song with music and French and English lyrics.
Side 1 presents Clovis Crawfish and His Friends, the now-classic book that launched this popular series. Clovis lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail, and M’sieu Blue Jay is about to make a meal of his good friend Gaston® Grasshopper!
On side 2’s adventure, Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur, the sky darkens and strange cold flakes begin to fall. Clovis hurries back to his mud house for shelter, only to find his new hummingbird friend Simeon Suce-Fleur suffering badly from the sudden icy weather.
Clovis must: save his friend, Fédora Field Mouse and her children; deal with Madame Rat Musque, who likes to eat crawfish; and build a new house for himself. And children complain when they have math and spelling homework on the same night! (French Version)
Centering on Asheville and trekking out for sixty miles in all directions, this lighthearted, personal guide focuses on all the attractions of the region. Western North Carolina, bordering Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, attracts five million visitors annually. Paperback.
What began as a friendly contest to see who could unearth the finest “hidden gems” along the Northern Gulf Coast eventually evolved into the best, most thoroughly researched guide to everything between Waveland, Mississippi, and Carrabelle, Florida. Coasting shares with the reader these treasures, such as Andree’s Wine, Cheese, and Things in Fairhope, Alabama, along with popular establishments, including McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola, Florida. Paperback.
Colorful Louisiana Cuisine in Black and White captures the essence of the unique blends that give Louisiana cooking its distinct taste. The combined effort of two Louisianans, one a descendant of slaves and the other a descendant of a plantation family who owned slaves, this edition includes more than six hundred delicious recipes from families that “set a good table.” Hardcover.
This educational alphabet book captures the confederate soldier’s experience during the War Between the States. Children will learn historical facts and about the spirit of the South and what inspired these men to fight for what they believed in. In the midst of war, soldiers and civilians alike found inspiration in simple things, such as the songs they sang and the food they ate.
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