Clovis Crawfish and His Friends

Clovis Crawfish and His Friends

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by Mary Alice Fontenot, Keith Graves
     
 

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Friendship is the underlying subject as the beauty and dangers of bayou life are depicted in this, the very first volume in the landmark Clovis Crawfish series, now in full color for the first time.

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Friendship is the underlying subject as the beauty and dangers of bayou life are depicted in this, the very first volume in the landmark Clovis Crawfish series, now in full color for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589807624
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Series:
Clovis Crawfish Series
Edition description:
Full-Color Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
547,528
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Alice Fontenot (1910-2003) was born in Arcadia Parish and worked on her grandfather’s Bayou Tigre farm in her youth. Fontenot spent thirty-five years as a journalist for multiple Louisiana publications and had a career as a kindergarten teacher. Named a Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and a Living Legend by the Arcadian Museum, she also received the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. Fontenot wrote eighteen books for the Clovis Crawfish Series.

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.

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Clovis Crawfish and His Friends 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Clovis Crawfish lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail in south Louisiana with a wide range of interesting friends. It's a lovely home but he can't help but wonder why his home is called "Frog Tail" when frogs have no tails? Clovis decides to find the answer. First, Clovis asks Bertile Butterfly. She doesn't know. Christophe Cricket has no idea either. Fortunately, Clovis stumbles upon Fernand Frog. Surely he must know! Fernand explains that frogs are born with tails but they lose them when they grow up. Ah-ha! Clovis has his answer; all was well in the world. Clovis wanders around his neighborhood, talking with his many friends. But soon, M'sieu Blue Jay arrives. The bird is hungry and he wants to eat Gaston Grasshopper. Clovis gallantly comes to his friend's rescue, a brief battle ensues, and M'sieu Blue Jay is chased away. Clovis Crawfish and His Many Friends introduces children to many of the creatures who make their homes in the bayous of Louisiana. Youngsters will learn about the animals' habitats, behaviors and unique talents (did you know that if crawfish lose a claw it will grow back?!). This is the first book in a series that grew to include 19 books. There is a spattering of Acadian-French phrases spread throughout the story, with the English translations included. To help parents, a pronunciation guide is included at the back of the book. Originally published in 1962, Clovis Crawfish and His Many Friends has been a popular book in Louisiana and it offers a great opportunity to teach children from other regions of the country what the unique bayou environment has to offer. Quill says: Clovis Crawfish and His Many Friends is tres bien!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have found a number of the books in this series to be entertaining and educational. We are not from Louisiana and have no personal ties to the place. That being said, the stories are charming, and the introduction to French (Cajun style) is educational.